Math is a useful skill. Many people want to learn math but may find it hard to do so. One expert wants to change this process. Professor Michael Lacey wants to help people explore this world and learn from it. He wants others to share his love of the world of mathematics.
He has been heavily involved in many areas of mathematics for decades. In this time, he’s learned that people can share his passion for the subject. His own background has been all about learning what is possible in this field.
Born in September of 1959, Lacey has always felt an affinity for this subject. His interests led him to explore further educational opportunities in this area. It was with a career in mind that he sought out a degree in math. In doing so, he has become one of America’s most respected mathematicians.
His Educational Background
Michael Lacey earned a Ph.D. from the highly prestigious University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He felt very inspired by the subject at college. At this point in time in 1987, he worked closely under the direction of the very highly respected mathematician Walter Philipp.
Lacey’s thesis focused closely on the area known as the probability in Banach spaces. His work allowed him to solve a problem that is related to what is known as the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions.
In the years since that time, Lacey’s work in this field has focused on many areas of mathematics. His personal interests include fields such as probability, as well as ergodic theory, and a field that continues to catch his attention known as harmonic analysis. In the process, he’s learned that it is possible to inspire students to learn and grow.
He’s also learned that he can help students from around the world feel a sense of inspiration. He looks to the future and realizes that many people can follow in his footsteps. As a professor of Math at Georgia Institute of Technology, he continues to teach students and help them learn about the world of math around them.