Michael Lacey

American Mathematician Michael Thoreau Lacey has made groundbreaking discoveries in his field and is considered an expert in pure mathematics. While he has worked with ergodic theory, probability, and many other areas of mathematics, Lacey’s work with harmonic analysis is probably considered most important. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509

Harmonic analysis is used in a wide variety of applications such as quantum mechanics, signal processing, and even neuroscience. Harmonic analysis is a field of study that deals with representing functions and signals as overlapping basic waves and Fourier series and transforms notions.

Michael Lacey is a sought-after mentor to students from pre to post-doctoral levels. Aside from mentoring aspiring mathematicians, Lacey assists them in other capacities such as being the director of the Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE) and Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in the Mathematical Sciences (MCTP) awards through the National Science Foundation. His directorship efforts have helped dozens of students and his mentoring has led many to fantastic graduate programs and careers.

Lacey attended the University of Texas in his home state where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics in 1981. He continued his education under the guidance of Walter Philipp while he earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois in 1987.

He completed his thesis over Banach spaces: complete normed vector spaces. Banach spaces converge to a defined limit within the space. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

Banach spaces were introduced by Stefan Banach who studied them with Eduard Helly and Hans Hahn from 1920 to 1922. Philipp and Lacey continued a professional partnership for many years after graduation.

In 1996, Michael Lacey joined the staff at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Professor of Mathematics. Other institutions that have featured Michael Lacey as a member of the faculty are Helsinki University, Louisiana State University, the University of North Carolina, and Indiana University. He has also acted as a visiting professor for others.

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