Michael Lacey is a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of mathematics. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the year 1987. His thesis was completed thanks to the guidance of mathematician Walter Philip.
His thesis was in the area of Banach spaces. Banach space is an area of mathematics that deals with vector space with a metric, enabling computation of vector length, as well as distances between vectors. Michael Lacey sought to illustrate in his thesis the solution to the problem of iterated logarithm for empirical characteristics functions.
He has also conducted studies on harmonic analysis, which is a branch of analysis that tries to illustrate how red light interacts with a different wavelength.
Michael Lacey has also contributed to ergodic theory a great deal. Ergodic theory is concerned with dynamical systems that have an invariant measure, plus other related problem. The professor has also done some works on probability.
He also has the prestigious Salem prize because of his study on bilinear Hilbert transform. He solved this problem that has endured for long together with Christopher Thiele. BilinearAlbert transform had been as a subject of conjecture by Alberto Calderon and the fact that the duo managed to resolve it is a matter that was heavily applauded in the mathematical community.
Before joining the Georgia Institute of technology, the professor, lectured first, at Louisiana state university. He then was admitted to the University of North Carolina which is the chapel, where he joined hand with one Walter Philip to prove the central limit theory. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
This theory illustrates that in most situations when independent random variables are added, their sums tend toward a bell curve regardless of whether the original variables were themselves normally distributed.
The height of his mathematical career was in 2004 when received the Guggenheim fellowship. This fellowship is given to those who have demonstrated an unwavering capacity to scholarship in the areas of arts. This professor is of American origin and was born in 1959.