Prof Michael Lacey and Dr. Robert Kesler have been awarded the Best Paper Award by Collectanea Mathematica for 2018.
The award, created in 2017, is granted to an article published in Collectanea Mathematica which demonstrates outstanding achievement in any branch of mathematics. The award comes with a cash prize of 2,000€ as well as a diploma and an invitation to give a lecture addressed to a wide audience at the award ceremony at the Facultat de Matemàtiques i Informàtica of Universitat de Barcelona that will take place next October at the Universitat de Barcelona.
Robert Kesler was a Postdoc in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech since 2016, holding positions of an IMPACT Fellow in Analysis plus Electrical & Compute Engineering and a Visiting Assitant Professor in the School of Math. Dr. Kesler received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Cornell University in 2016. He is currently working in Industry in the Los Angeles area.
Michael Lacey is a prolific mathematician and a gifted teacher and mentor. His work has touched on the areas of probability, ergodic theory, and he is a leading expert in harmonic analysis - or as Prof. Lacey puts it, the fine behaviour of Fourier series. Prof. Lacey has recieved support for his reserach from the National Science Foundation as well as from the award of the Salem Prize, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Simons Foundation.