A brainiac to the core, Michael Lacey is a mathematician of unparalleled intuition. Inherently sagacious and naturally curious, Lacey boasts both the intrigue and intelligence of a successful mathematician. His talents revealed themselves at a young age, subsequently prompting Lacey to sharpen his skills. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

By the time he was a young adult, Lacey had received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and was champing at the bit to make great strides alongside his trusted mentor, Walter Philipp. Lacey and Philipp proved an unstoppable duo as they formulated new paradigms while focusing the majority of their efforts on expanding the realm of probability.

From empirical characteristic functions to the law of the iterated logarithm, Philipp and Lacey immersed themselves into the most intricate elements of their passion. Fortunately, their painstaking undertakings unearthed a world of findings. Their most noteworthy feat included their “almost sure proof” of the validity of the central limit theorem. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html

When Lacey and Philipp parted ways, Lacey’s eminence didn’t waver. In fact, he immediately went on to secure a position at Indiana University, the same institution where he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During his time at Indiana University, Lacey did what he does best and solved a seemingly unsolvable theory, the Hilbert transform.

As a result, Lacey was awarded the Salem Prize. The Guggenheim and Simons Foundation recognized Lacey for this tremendous achievement as well. Armed with both ample experience and an honorable reputation, Lacey retired from his research days and became a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Both irrefutably wise and a shrewd mentor, a teaching career suited Lacey. Lacey’s been a part of Georgia Tech for over two decades, and he continues to improve the world of mathematics by bestowing his wisdom onto others.