Michael Thoreau Lacey

Michael Thoreau Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. In 1987, Lacey earned his Ph.D from the University of Illinois based in the Urbana-Champaign. He was also directed under the tutelage and a student of Walter Philipps.

When it came to his doctorate thesis, he focused on Banach spaces – which is a mathematical analysis of vector space. Banach spaces was named after Polish mathematician Stefan Banach, who studied and introduced the concept between 1920 and 1922.

After getting his doctorate, he worked at Louisiana State University. Then later, he worked at the University of North Carolina, once again pairing with Philipp. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

At UNC, Lacey and Philipp experimented in probability theory, specifically proving central limit theorem. Central limit theorem is about proving probabilities.

From the years of 1989 to 1996, he worked at Indiana State University. While Lacey’s tenure there, he received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Lacey began studying bilinear Hilbert transform, a form of signal processing which had been unproved by Argentinean mathematician Alberto Calderon. However, Lacey and Christoph Thiele proved Calderon to be wrong. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

After Lacey and Thiele’s findings, they were awarded the Salem Prize. The prize was created by Raphael Salem’s widow and is awarded yearly to young mathematicians who show outstanding scholarship in Salem’s respective field of Fourier series.

By 2012, Lacey became a member of the American Mathematical Society. The AMS, based out of Providence, Rhode Island in 1888, is humbly dedicated towards mathematical research and scholarship.

They hold national and annual meetings and currently hold the largest studies towards mathematics in the world.

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