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Understanding The Mathematical Life Of Michael Thoreau Lacey

On the 26th of September 1959, the mathematics society was fortunate to a guru in their team since on this day came the existence of Michael Thoreau Lacey into the world. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | GAtech

At a tender age, Michael showed great devotion and passion for mathematics and topped up his mathematics love he pursued pure mathematics in various universities.

While at the University of Texas he obtained his first degree in pure mathematics which he advanced to a Ph. D at the University of Illinois rooted in Urbana- Champaign in the year 1987.

During his time as a student, Lacey produced a thesis in the field of probability in Banach spaces. However, Michael Thoreau Lacey is seen engaging in solving problems related to ergodic theory, harmonic analysis, and probability.

The great American mathematician has taught as a professor in various institutions like University of British Colombia, Helsinki University, Schrodinger Institute of Austria and the University of Minnesota just to mention a few.

Lacey’s first post-doctorate post was at Louisiana State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Important to point out is that he was at some point a student at these institutions where he first practiced in professionalism in mathematics hence his retirement as a post-doctorate director.

Within the many years of his career, Michael Lacey has made tremendous contributions. To begin with, during 1966 Lacey through partnering with his fellow mathematician Christopher Thiele, was able to find the solution to the long, challenging bilinear Hilbert transform.

This made the two receive the Salem prize due to their incredible effort and achievement. Before, then while working at the University of North Carolina, Michael Lacey collaborated with Walter Philip who was his director while he was still studying and rove the central limit theorem.

To show his love for mathematics, he is today working at the Georgina Institute of Technology-a place he has worked since 1996. Along with this, he is the member of the American mathematics society hence his reference as the great American mathematician.

Michael Thoreau Lacey also provides mentorship to doctoral and pre-doctoral students either online or through the Georgina institute of technology.

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