December 5 and 6, 2020

This year PANTS is PAJAMAS!

The Palmetto Number Theory Series (PANTS) is a series of number theory meetings held in South Carolina, the Palmetto State, and other places in the Southeast. The core members of the PANTS consortium are:

This year we are running the PAlmetto Joint Arithmetic, Modularity, and Analysis Series in an online format, to avoid health and travel concerns due to Covid-19. Talks and posters will include all areas of number theory. Registration is open worldwide, and contributed talks will continue to highlight the work of mathematicians from the Southeast.

For links to webpages of previous PANTS meetings, see the PANTS home page. For the September PAJAMAS meeting, see here.

PANTS is generously funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. Although PAJAMAS did not require external funding, we look forward to the opportunity to once again travel and discuss mathematics in person.

Information on PAJAMAS

Dates and Location

  • DATES:   Saturday, Decmber 5 (9-4 US Eastern), and Sunday, December 6, 2020 (9-3:30 US Eastern)
  • LOCATION:   Worldwide via Zoom.

  • Registration

  • REGISTRATION:   Please register for the conference here, and see the Discord server for login information.

  • DISCORD FORUM:   Please sign up here for the PAJAMAS Discord server. If you signed up in September, this is the same one and you don't need to do it again.

    If this is new to you, there are instructions with pictures to guide you through the short two step setup. Once you land on Discord, read the information on the #welcome channel to rename yourself with your professional name and institution, and select your career stage in the #pick-a-role channel to gain access to the rest of the server. We will use Discord to keep in touch before and during the conference, for math water cooler chat, and to plan the panel discussion and social activities (board game nights, a math-memes contest and more!).

  • Speakers and Participants

  •   Elisa Lorenzo García     Université de Neuchâtel  
      Rachel Newton     University of Reading  

  •   Francesca Bianchi     University of Groningen  

  •   Gilyoung Cheong     University of Michigan  

  • LIST OF PARTICIPANTS (in Microsoft Excel format; includes only those who wished to be identified)

    Schedule, Abstracts and Recordings

    • RECORDINGS OF TALKS.   Also see the Discord forum for slides for many of the talks.
    • Planned Activities

      • CONTRIBUTED TALKS:   The conference will feature a number of 20-minute contributed talks. If you would like to give a contributed talk, please let us know on the registration form.
      • PANEL DISCUSSION:   The conference will include a panel discussion. Overall, we will discuss what we have learned from teaching, researching, and living through a pandemic that has kept us physically separated. We invite further discussion on the Discord server.
      • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:   Social activities, including "virtual coffee breaks" and a board game room are being planned on Discord. Please make suggestions there!
      • Expenses, etc.

          There are no registration fees or expense reimbursements for participants. Please contact the organizers in case of any questions.


      • Jenny Fuselier, High Point University.

      • Arindam Roy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

      • Padmavathi Srinivasan, University of Georgia.

      • Frank Thorne, University of South Carolina.

      • David Zureick-Brown, Emory University.

        Please feel free to e-mail us, or ask on the Discord server, if you have any questions.

        Follow-up meeting

        We intend to run the Southeast Regional Meeting on Numbers in the spring. The format (in-person or online) is yet to be determined. Stay tuned for details!