Michael Lacey: A Mathematician Guiding The Youth

For years, Michael Lacey has been hard at work as a mathematician. In 1987, he earned his PhD from U of I, Illinois. Lacey received the degree under the guidance of Walter Philipp. It wasn’t long before Lacey earned his first two postdoctoral positions.

He fulfilled those duties at Louisiana State University and UNC Chapel Hill. It was at UNC that Lacey and Phillipp provided proof of the Central Limit Theorem. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

Lacey went on to hold a position at Indiana University. He worked there from 1989 through 1996. During his time at Indiana University, Lacey was awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship by the National Science Foundation.

In 1996, Lacey pushed his career a step further. He became an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He maintained that position until 2001. That year, he became a full professor at the college.

Lacey’s dedication and hard work can be seen through his many honors and awards. In 1997, he was awarded the Prix Salem along with Christoph Thiele. The prize was funded by Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study.

He was given the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and followed it up with the Fullbright Fellowship in 2008. He went on to receive two more awards in 2012 and one in 2013.

While Lacey is known for his time at the Gerogia Institute of Technology these days, he’s held numerous short-term and visiting positions. In 2015, he served as the ordway professor at the University of Minnesota. He’s even been to Helsinki University as a visiting professor.

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