Since 1988, the Myhill Lecture Series has featured special
presentations and lectures by distinguished mathematicians from
around the world. The series is named to honor John R. Myhill, Sr.,
who served as a UB Mathematics professor from 1966 to 1987. Myhill
graduated from Harvard University in 1949. His dissertation is
titled, *A Semantically Complete Foundation for Logic and
Mathematics.*

The John R. Myhill Lecture Series is funded, in part, by the
Darwin D. Martin endowment.

**Victor Kac** (MIT) November 1988

**David Saltman** (U. of Texas, Austin) February 1989

**Cameron Gordon** (U. of Texas, Austin)
*Combinatorial Methods in Knot Theory.*
March 1990

**Armand Borel** (IAS),
*L-Harmonic Forms and
Topological Invariants*
*History of Full Reducibility
and Invariants for SL*. November 1990

**Leon A. Takhtajan** (U. of Colorado)
*Geometry and
Physics: Uniformization of Riemann Surfaces, Complex Geometry of
Moduli Spaces and Two-Dimensional Quantum Gravity.* November
1991

**Ross Street** (Macquarie Univ.) *Categorical Structures
in Mathematical Physics and Computing (and Vice Versa).*
April 1993

**Peter Kronheimer** (Oxford U. and IAS) March 1994

**Stuart Antman** (U. Maryland)
*Dissipation and Its
Delights*. March 1995

**V. Kumar Murty** (U. of Toronto) *
Fermat's Last
Theorem, Congruences and L-Functions.* April/May 1996

**
DeWitt Sumners** (Florida State University, Tallahassee)

Robert V. Kohn

**William Arveson** (University of California, Berkeley)
*Operator Theory and the K-Homology of Algebraic Varieties.*
April 2006

**
Jonathan David Farley** (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)

Benson Farb

George Papanicolaou

Gopal Prasad

**John R. Myhill,
Sr.** (11 August 1923 – 15 February 1987) was a British
mathematician. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University under
Willard Van Orman Quine in 1949. He was professor at SUNY Buffalo
from 1966 until his death in 1987. He also taught at several other
universities. His son, also named John Myhill, is a professor of
linguistics in the English department of the University of Haifa in
Israel.

Since 1988, the Myhill Lecture Series at UB has featured well
over two dozen distinguished mathematicians from around the
world.

**Hiller: Computer Music Retrospective, CD, July
1990 **

Lejaren Hiller, Charles Ames, John Myhill, Jan Williams

**See more about J.M.'s property**

**Tsukuba exposition 1985:** computer generated
music **Perspectives of New Music **

Automated Composition: An Installation at the 1985 International
Exposition in Tsukuba, Japan

**J.M.'s Early Efforts — wrote digitally on reel-to-reel
tapes, which were then replayed analog.**