Wake Forest University
September 15-16, 2012
Manchester Hall, Room 016

The Palmetto Number Theory Series (PaNTS) is a series of number theory meetings held at colleges and universities in South Carolina, the Palmetto State, as well as neighboring states. The core members of the PANTS consortium are:

The goal of the PANTS meetings is to provide an opportunity for number theorists in South Carolina, and more generally, in the Southeast, to hear about recent research in all areas of number theory, pure and applied. For links to past PANTS meetings, visit the PANTS home page.

Plenary Speakers:
Noam Elkies Harvard University
Sol Friedberg Boston College

Post-Doctoral Invited Speaker:
Zev Klagsbrun University of Wisconsin at Madison

Graduate Student Invited Speaker:
Ian Petrow Stanford University

Registered participants are listed here.


If you are going to attend, you MUST email Jeremy Rouse (rouseja[AT]wfu[DOT]edu) on or before September 6 and send the following information:

The registration fee for all participants is paid for by the NSA. We are grateful for the support of NSF grant DMS-1201126 which allows us to provide limited funding for travel and lodging.

Conference location

The conference talks will occur in room 016, in the basement of Manchester Hall (building 20a on the campus map). No permit is needed to park on campus, provided you park in a General parking lot (see the campus parking map). The parking office has specifically recommended lots Q and W1.


The schedule is posted here. Abstracts can be found on pages 3-7 of the file linked above. The conference will start at 9 am on Saturday morning, and conclude at 3:10 pm on Sunday afternoon.


Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The closest major airport is the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO, about 30 miles east of Wake Forest University). (Note that Wake Forest University is not located in Wake Forest, NC.) Other (more distant) major airports are located in Charlotte, NC (CLT, about 90 miles southwest of WFU) and Raleigh, NC (RDU, about 100 miles east).


The Clarion Sundance Plaza is about 1.2 miles from the math department and has offered us a special rate of 89.99 per night for the conference weekend. (This rate includes a free breakfast.) To make your reservation at this hotel, call (336) 723-2911 and mention you are part of the "PANTS 18 math conference".

Here is a list of other local hotels:


Here is a list of dining options close to the conference:

For dinner on Saturday, we encourage you to dine with other conference participants. We have compiled a list of local restaurants which is posted here.


We thank the Wake Forest Mathematics Department for providing the funding for the coffee that will be served during the coffee breaks. In addition, the Z. Smith Reynolds library (building 7 on the campus map) contains a Starbucks that is open from 10 am until 7 pm on Saturdays, and also on Sunday afternoon (starting at 1 pm). Another option is Simplyyummy Cafe mentioned above, which is open from 8 am until 3 pm on Saturdays, but is about 1 mile from the math department at Wake Forest.