Palmetto Number Theory Seminar, Meeting 3

College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

September 8-9, 2007

Previous PANTS:  PANTS I  University of South Carolina, December 9-10, 2006

PANTS II  Clemson University, February 17, 2007

PANTS IV will be held at the University of South Carolina, December 8-9, 2007.


The Palmetto Number Theory Seminar was organized by number theorists in South Carolina for the purpose of fostering collaboration among us and bringing the latest techniques and results to South Carolina through outside speakers.  PANTS is supported by grants from the NSA and the NSF. 

The upcoming meeting is being hosted by James Carter and Paul Young at the College of Charleston.

Plenary Speaker:  Alan Adolphson, Oklahoma State University

"p-adic estimates for exponential sums" Abstract

Plenary Speaker:  Jonathan Sands, University of Vermont

"Some Galois module structure analogies between tame kernels and ideal class groups" Abstract

Contributed Talks:

Matt Boylan, University of South Carolina, "Non-vanishing of weakly holomorphic modular form coefficients modulo l"

James Carter, College of Charleston, "Hilbert-Speiser and Leopoldt fields of type p"

Nathan Drake, Clemson University, "Better bounds in list decoding AG codes"

Michael Knapp, Loyola College, "Systems of diagonal forms over p-adic fields"

Michael Mossinghoff, Davidson College, "eXamine Your Z-numbers"

Bouchaib Sodaigui, Universite' de Valenciennes,  "On realizable classes and Steinitz classes of non-abelian extensions"

Conference Schedule  Schedule of Talks


 PDF map of downtown Charleston and Area Map   If you zoom in about 200% to 300% on the downtown map you can see the street names listed. 

 Campus Map  All talks will be in room 235 of the Robert Scott Small Building, which is building number 13 on this map.  Visitors may park in lot K which is on the northwest corner of Coming and Calhoun Streets.  Lot K is actually identified as "building number 11" on this campus map since our brand new Science Center is going to be built there; however there really is a parking lot there at present and you really may park there the weekend of the conference.  Also note that Coming Street is a one-way street directed away from downtown (i.e., "Coming is going").


We have arranged blocks of rooms at the following Charleston hotels.  Mention that you are with PANTS.  You can also try if you wish.  

  • Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
  • 301 Savannah Hwy (US 17), Charleston, 1-800-766-4451 or 1-800-465-4329.  Nice view of Charleston harbor& skyline, 3 miles from C of C.  20 rooms reserved for PANTS. Conference rate of $109.00 if booked by August 24.  Please mention that you are with "College of Charleston Mathematics Department" when making reservations.  

  • Days Inn Patriots Point
  • 261 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant (843) 881-1800 or 1-866-637-8781.  Five miles from C of C.  20 rooms reserved for PANTS. Conference rate of $69.00 if booked by August 8.  Group name GCPANT.

  • Sleep Inn Charleston
  • 1524 Savannah Highway, Charleston (about 7 miles from C of C), (843)556-6959 or 1-877-424-6423.  20 rooms reserved at conference rate of $84.99 if booked by August 7, group name PANTS.

    Travel Support

    PANTS has a limited budget from which to provide support for travel.  Here is a visitor expense form which may be used to request support. 

    Giving a Talk

    Send email to Paul Young ( with your name, title (if known), and abstract (if available).  Contributed talks will be twenty minutes in length.