Mathematics does not come easy to every single person. Many people actually struggle with mathematics at a very young age. Mainly this is due to the fact that very few people can see how they will use mathematics in everyday life. For Michael Lacey, there is no such mentality.
Michael Lacey understood that to understand mathematics is to understand the way the world works. He received a PhD when he was only 28 years old and sense then he has become one of the most famous mathematicians from America. He is highly sought after for his advice concerning iterated logarithms which specifically look at the empirical characteristic functions. This is because he solve many problems related to that field while working underneath the tutelage of his mentor Walter Philip.
Even while obtaining his PhD, Michael Lacey was able to write influential papers on ergodic theory and also harmonic analysis. It was at this time that many people foresaw that he would be a game changer in this field of numbers.
Michael Lacey worked for some time at UNC. While working in Chapel Hill he would to groundbreaking research with Walter Philip and prove the central limit theorem. Sense then he has received dozens of invitations to write for peer-reviewed journals to discuss his findings in this area.
Michael Lacey worked a tenured position from 1989 to 1996 at the Indiana University. This should be his first time receiving an offer to join a mathematical fellowship. Because of this study with the bilinear Hilbert transform he was offered a spot with the National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. They knew that he would continue to become somebody and wanted to know he had their backing.
In 1996, Michael Lacey would move off his dream job and work at the Georgia Institute of Technology mentoring younger students in the field of mathematics. His specialties are in algebra and calculus as he believes they are the microscope one needs to look through to see math in its true light. He has received recognition to the summit fellowship and even then awarded a Guggenheim grant.