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Michael Lacey, The Mathematician

Michael T. Lacey is a brilliant mathematician, who’s love for math started at a very young age. He was born September 26,1959. He studied at the University of Illinois, and the University of Georgia Institute of Technology.

His field of expertise is pure mathematics for harmonic analysis and probability. He got his PH.D from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1987. He joined the University of Illinois in 1997 and continues to teach mathematics there.

His time at the University of Illinois brought him an extensive range of knowledge and growth. He was under the teachings of Walter Phillips who directed him to being the finest and most helpful of mathematicians. He and Walter worked on their proof of the theory of central limit theorem, while Lacey studied at UNC. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/ and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html

He transferred to UNC (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) for his first postdoctoral position. He was offered another postdoctoral position at the University of Louisiana State, which helped him further his extensive knowledge as becoming a great mathematician. Most of his studies and teaching involved probability, ergodic theory, and harmonic analysis.

At the University of Georgia, he actually received several academic awards for his achievements including the Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations with the joint work of Xiaochun Li. In 1996, he became a Professor of Mathematics at this University.

He was the director in training and received numerous awards for training and development. He supported graduates, undergraduates, and postdocs in their studies. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | GAtech

He also mentored PH.D students who went on to have outstanding academic and industrial jobs with success. He now offers mentoring for his special skills in harmonic analysis and probability for those attending the University of Georgia.

Some of the other achievements and awards he received were a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship when he held a position at the Indiana University from 1989 to 1996 before transferring to the university of Georgia.

He also studied the Bilinear Hilbert transform. Lacey received the Salem Prize when he and Christoph Thiele solved the Bilinear Hilbert transform in 1996 . Finally in 2012, he received an award and became a fellow member of the American Mathematical Society.

The overall range of study and expertise gained by Lacey has made him a world renowned mathematician with a wealth of knowledge and the ability to connect and facilitate growth in others. He has achieved great success and uses his abilities to help others reach their heights beyond what is ordinary to most people.