Dr. Michael Lacey Mathematical Excellence

Michael Thoreau Lacey was born in 1959. He is a respected mathematician from the United States of America. The Georgia Tech Mathematics Professor wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the field of probability in Banach Spaces.

Banach spaces were named after the mathematician who introduced the idea and spent two years studying it, Stefan Banach. In the mathematical analysis, the Banach spaces refer to a vector space that is completely normed. Walter Philip supervised Michael Lacey’s work.

Dr. Lacey since then has focused on the fields of ergordic theory, Harmonic analysis, and probability. Ergodic analysis refers to the area of mathematics that explores dynamical systems that have measures that are conserved by some function.

Harmonic analysis is an area of mathematics that can be applied in such fields as number theory, quantum mechanics, neuroscience and many others. The field of probability studies the possibility of effects and quantifies them between 0 and 1.

After getting his Ph.D., he joined the Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina. During his time at the University of North Carolina, he worked with Walter Phillip presented their proof of the central limit theorem. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://twitter.com/Michael_Lacey1

The central limit theorem states that where there are a large number of random variables independent of each other, their properly normalized sum will tend toward a stable distribution.

The Hibert transform is an area Michael Lacey focused on during his National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. He received the fellowship while at the Indiana University. Working with Christoph Thiele, he solved the conjecture by Alberto Calderon and received the Salem Prize for it. The Salem Prize is given to young mathematicians who have been seen to do excellent work in the area of Fourier Series. Raphael Salem’s Widow established the award.

About Dr. Michael Lacey

Dr. Michael Lacey received his Ph.D. in 1987 having attended the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has held the position of Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology since 1996.

Michael Lacey collaborated with Xiaochun Li in 2004, and for their work, they received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been an American Mathematical Society fellow since the year 2012.

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