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.

- Gigliola Staffilani, 20228/17/23The Myhill Lecture Series 2022,
*"The study of wave interactions: where beautiful mathematical ideas come together"*will be delivered by Dr. Gigliola Staffilani, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Mathematics at MIT. Her research concerns harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, including the Korteweg–de Vries equation and Schrödinger equation. Join us for each lecture in the series, October 5, 6 and 7, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., 250 Mathematics Building, North Campus. - Laura DeMarco, 20199/14/22The Myhill Lecture Series 2019,
*"Complex dynamics and arithmetic geometry"*, will be delivered by Dr. Laura DeMarco, Henry S. Noyes Professor of Mathematics at Northwestern University. She earned her PhD in 2002 from Harvard. DeMarco's research is focused on the dynamics of polynomial or rational mappings on algebraic varieties, especially in dimension 1, with the primary goal of understanding notions of stability and bifurcation. Her recent work explores connections between dynamical properties of maps and the arithmetic geometry of the underlying varieties. - Mark Newman, 20189/14/22Myhill Lecture Series 2018 by Dr. Mark Newman,
*Anatol Rapoport Distinguished University Professor of Physics*, Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan. - Guoliang Yu, 20179/14/22Join us for the 2017 Myhill Lecture Series by Guoliang Yu. His lecture series is entitled "Groups, Manifolds, and Higher Invariants of Elliptic Operators".
- Gopal Prasad, 20169/14/22
**Gopal Prasad,**the Raul Bott Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, delivered the prestigious Myhill Lectures on October 18-20, 2016. The lecture series, titled “Number Theory in Geometry,” drew an overflow crowd to Math 250 for the first talk, an introduction to the history of number theory in geometry. - Ciprian Manolescu, 20159/14/22
**Ciprian Manolescu,**Professor of Mathematics at UCLA, presented the Myhill Lecture Series 2014-15. This 3-part lecture series was held in April 2015, and included a reception in honor of Professor Manolescu after the first lecture. Manolescu earned his BA from Harvard in 2001. In 2002 he won the Morgan Prize for undergraduate research. He continued at Harvard, earning his PhD in 2004 under the supervision of Peter Kronheimer. - Percy A. Deift, 20149/14/22
**Professor Percy A. Deift**from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, presented the Myhill Lecture Series 2013-14. This 3-part lecture series was held in the Fall, and included a reception in honor of Professor Deift after the first lecture. - Peter Sarnak, 20139/14/22
**Professor Peter Sarnak**from Princeton University presented the Myhill Lecture Series 2013. This 3-part lecture series was held in the Spring, and included a reception in honor of Professor Sarnak after the first lecture.

**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.

**Gigliola Staffilani** (MIT) *The study of wave interactions: where beautiful mathematical ideas come together,* October, 2022.

**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.**