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

The 2020 Myhill Lecture Series has been canceled due to Covid-19. The 2021 Myhill Lectures will be delivered by Gigliola Staffilani, Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The precise dates will be announced at a later time.

**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 ^{2}-Harmonic Forms and Topological Invariants*

**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

**Guoliang Yu** (Texas A & M University) *Groups, Manifolds, and Higher Invariants of Elliptic Operators*. September, 2017

**Mark Newman** (University of Michigan) Lecture 1: *Epidemics, Erdos numbers, and the Internet: The mathematics of networks*; Lecture 2: *Randomized models of networks*; Lecture 3: *Phase transitions and belief propagation in sparse networks. *October 2018.

**Laura DeMarco** (Northwestern University) *Complex dynamics and arithmetic geometry,* September, 2019.

**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.**