Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959 here in America. He is described as someone who is very intelligent and a passionate person. He has invested much of his life in studying math and helping out others to study it as well. In 1981, he went to the University of Texas where he received his bachelors degree in mathematics. Later on in 1987, he went to school at the University of Illinois and received his PhD there. He had a passion for helping students reach their highest potential when it came to the subject of math. Michael Lacey used his degree and his knowledge of mathematics to conduct research in which he impressed a lot of his professors. He later on became a mathematics professor at Louisiana University. He enjoyed helping out students and helping them develop a love for math. He has written over hundreds of publications and he continues to collaborate with other professors. In 1996, he was awarded the Salem Prize. He specializes in physics and mathematics and contributes reaching out to students in this field. He is now a professor at Indiana University and he continues to reach out to students to share the love of math that he has. Michael Lacey is extremely passionate about math and wants his legacy to go on and inspire others to get to know the subject of math. He believes that math is the foundation of research and he also believes that math holds the cure to many aspects of the future.