Michael Lacey was born on 26th of September in 1959. He is an American Mathematician. He obtained his PhD. from the University of Illinois in 1987.

Lacey did a thesis in the area of probability in Banach spaces where he solved a problem related to the law of the iterated logarithm. During his prime years, his work touched on probability, ergodic theory, and harmonic analysis.

**The Shaping of Lacey**

Michael Lacey had his first postdoctoral position at the Louisiana State University as well as the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is here in the UNC, where Lacey and his friend Walter Phillip gave their proof of the central limit theorem.

From 1989 to 1996, he held a position at the Indiana University, and it was during this period when he received a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. It was also at the same time when he began a study of the bilinear Hilbert transform. The transform was the original Alberto Calderon work but Lacey and Christoph managed to solve it in 1996, something that made them win Salem Prize.

**His Career**

From 1996, Michael Lacey has been a professor of mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology. In the year 2004, he received Guggenheim Fellowship. He became a fellow of American Mathematical Society in the year 2012.

Michael Lacey carried out much research that was supported by the National Science of Foundation. The support also came from institutes like Salem Prize, Guggenheim Foundation, and the Simon Foundation among many other mathematical research institutes.

As a professor, most of his students have benefited from his work. One of them thanked Michael Lacey for his help, guidance and the motivation he had given the student.

He further mentioned the recommendations that Michael Lacey had written on his behalf. Therefore he attributed his success to Him.

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