Mathematician Michael Lacey

Michael Thoreau Lacey is as a mathematician, who graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1987. His area of study was focused on the magnitude of the fluctuations of a random walk, which is a math object that defines a repeated sequence of random steps.

After college, Michael Lacey focused his studies and thesis on the ergodic theory, probability, and harmonic analysis. He also studied under Walter Philipp at the University of Illinois and the two of them worked together at the University of North Carolina.

Michael Lacey’s first jobs were at Louisiana State University and at the University of North Carolina. While working at UNC, Lacey and Philipp presented their thesis to prove the central limit theorem. Learn more about Michael Lacey: and

Lacey began a Fellowship from the National Science Foundation while working at the University of Indiana from 1989 to 1996. During his Fellowship, he studied the Hilbert transform, and in 1996 he the Salem Prize as a part of a joint effort with Christoph Thiele.

He is now an Instructor of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, a research university in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, for his part of the work in 2004. He was also selected to become a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

The Mathematical Society chooses a class of Fellows each year, those who have made great contributions to further mathematic studies and scholarships. The American Mathematical Society reaches out to help communities with meetings, books about the Society, and other programs.

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