When it comes to mathematician’s sometimes them seem to not be given the biggest of spotlights. However, this is not the case for one American mathematician. This amazing mathematician is known as none other than, Michael Thoreau Lacey.
Lacey was happily born on September 26, 1959. From a very young age, he knew that he wanted to make himself widely known in the world and knew that he was willing to put in all the hard work he needed to in order to achieve his goals. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
The first steps that he wanted to take were going to school and obtaining the right schooling that he needed in order to obtain his future career goals.
It was in 1987 that Lacey decided it was time to take those first steps and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was at this very university that he proudly hit his first goal and obtained his Ph.D. During the time that Lacey had been working towards his Ph.D., he was studying with the direction of Walter Philipp.
Lacey’s intervening years happened to be the years that he really began his studies in many different areas. These areas happened to include harmonic analysis, probability, along with a few more areas that he chose to study during this time. It was during the intervening years that he was able to learn many things that he implemented into the rest of his career.
It was in 1996 that Lacey took the leap and decided to join on with the Georgia Tech faculty. Since working with this amazing company his research has been noticed through multiple awards, including the Simons Foundation and also the Guggenheim Foundation.
Both of these awards Michael Lacey is still highly proud of to this day. However, his amazing achievements do not come to an end here. He has been honored with being able to advise both postdocs, undergraduate and also graduate students. Through having taught all of these different students Lacey was able to learn even more skills that allowed him in return to grow his career even more than he ever thought he would.