The Salem Prize is one of the most prestigious individual awards bestowed on individuals who have shown excellent mathematical skills.
One such mathematician whose dedication to greater understanding of mathematics saw him win the coveted prize, which comes with a financial reward, is Michael Lacey: a preeminent mathematician, mentor and scholar. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/
He won the award in 1997 together with Christoph Thiele as they deciphered the tricky Hilbert transform, which is part of the Fourier series the award was dedicated to.
Michael Lacey has dedicated his entire scholarly life to mentoring students and expanding knowledge on the existing mathematical theories and ideologies. For close to three decades, he has played this role as a scholar in Mathematics who is not afraid to go the extra mile in ensuring that new great minds are continuously churned out the education system.
This he has attained by delivery key note speeches and plenary talks on various platforms extending beyond the education sector or the United States.
His scholarly endeavors have seen visit American universities such as Trinity University among others to deliver important plenary talks. He has also visited Yale University and Lund University other learning institutions and plenary platforms and conferences in several countries including China, Spain and Australia among others. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Mathalliance
In 2012, he became a fellow at American Mathematical Society, which also saw him appointed to serve as the editor of Geometric Analysis and Harmonic Analysis.
His role on the journal’s board primarily centers on editing the society’s proceedings. He also has over 100 scientific publications to his name either as an author or coauthor.
Some of these papers were authored or coauthored following grants and fellowships awarded to him by various institutions including Lund University and Fulbright where he was a fellow based in Buenos Aires. He also received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Education and Career Background
Michael Lacey is a true Mathematics scholar with a strong academic background and a logn history of professional career as a Mathematics lecturer. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus with a PhD in Mathematics.
This paved way for a long career as a Mathematics lecturer, which began with an associate professor position at Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge in 1987.
Between 1989 and 2001, he held the same position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Indiana University-Bloomington and Georgia Institute of Technology. In 2001, he was appointed a professor of Mathematics by the latter institution.