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Ayres Hall

September 16-17, 2017

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

This meeting is funded by the NSF (DMS 1701290) and the University of Tennessee (more specifically, the Department of Mathematics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Research & Engagement). For links to webpages of all PANTS meetings, see the PANTS home page.

Plenary Speakers

John Voight (Dartmouth College)
Michael Zieve (University of Michigan)

Invited Postdoc Speaker

Nick Andersen (UCLA)

Invited Graduate Student Speaker

Spencer Leslie (Boston College)


  • There is no registration fee for this meeting.
  • If you plan to attend, please register here as soon as possible.
  • If you would like to give a 20-minute contributed talk, please check the corresponding box, and email your title and abstract to Marie Jameson.
  • If you are applying for travel support, check the corresponding box on the registration page.

Travel Support

PANTS has a limited budget to provide partial support for travel. In order to stretch our budget, we encourage car pooling and students to share lodging as much as possible.

If you would like to request reimbursement for lodging and travel, please register accordingly.

Here is a visitor expense form which may be used to request support.

Participants should email their visitor expense form to Jim Brown at

Note: If you wish to apply for travel reimbursement then you must register appropriately by September 9. If you are neither a US citizen nor permanent resident you must register appropriately by August 26. We need to know how many people will be attending so that we can plan accordingly.

Directions and Accommodations

  • The University of Tennessee is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The closest major airport is McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS).
  • PANTS will be held in the Min Kao Building, 1520 Middle Drive (Rooms 524 and 525). If walking down Middle Drive (away from the walking bridge), the second entrance to Min Kao is the most convenient one. Directions to Min Kao can be found here.
  • We anticipate that participants will arrive in Knoxville on the evening of Friday, September 15, and depart the afternoon of Sunday, September 17. Participants should make their own hotel arrangements. The following hotels are within walking distance of the conference.
  • Campus Map.
  • WIFI: Participants can connect to the internet via eduroam if that is available from your home institution. Wifi instructions will also be made available to participants at the conference.


Participants staying at any of the above hotels are encouraged to walk to the conference location, but paid on-campus parking is available at Volunteer Hall Parking Garage at 1545 White Avenue.

Note that parking at the 11th Street Garage (in front of the Four Points Hotel and the closest parking lot to the conference site) during the weekend is not officially permitted, but supposedly most often you do not get a ticket parking there during weekends. If you are willing to take your chances, park at your own risk.

For more information about on-campus parking, check

Note also that free weekend parking is available at several parking garages in downtown Knoxville. For more information, click here.


There are several options near the conference site. The better options are downtown (map). Fast food options are also available on Cumberland Ave (west of the conference site), including Panera, Starbucks, Noodles and Co, and Chipotle.

Also, on Saturdays there is a Farmers Market on the Market Square downtown from 9am to 2pm. At those times there are also some food trucks at the market, but restaurants in that area can be pretty busy for lunch.

Please consider the following list of the organizers’ favorite restaurants within walking distance of the University of Tennessee.

last updated: September 2017

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