The Work of Michael Lacey

A mind second to none, Michael Lacey has been sharing his knowledge for many years. The world renowned mathematician is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned is Ph.D. Working under the direction of Walter Philipp, Lacey created a thesis in the area of probability in Banach spaces. While doing this work Lacey was able to answer a set of problems related to the law of the iterated logarithm.


Michael Lacey has studied in several areas of mathematics. He has completed postdoctoral degrees at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisiana State University. He has also completed work at Georgia Tech University, where he has served as a professor since 1996. While working at UNC, Lacey and Phillips both collaborate to complete the proof of the central limit theorem.


Lacey also completed work at Indiana University in the early 1990’s. During this time his work was recognized when he received the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. His research has also been recognized with rewards by the Guggenheim and the Simons Foundations. Later Lacey received the Salem Prize for his work with Christoph Thiele in 1996.


During his career Lacey has been responsible for a number of grants including the the Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences grant. These grants have helped many students further their education. Some of Lacey’s students have received multiple degrees helping them to get jobs in education or in other fields.