The Seventeenth Annual
South Eastern Regional Meeting On Numbers
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
April 16-18, 2004
For many years, the South Eastern Regional
Meeting On Numbers (SERMON) has been a friendly, informal
gathering of number theorists and combinatorialists. We listen to short
(20 minute) talks from professors, graduate students, and even
undergraduates; we discuss interesting problems and we usually meet for
a social event
at a local professor's residence. Past conferences have
been held at Clemson, Furman, Georgia, Wake Forest, the Citadel,
Virginia Tech, UNC-Greensboro and USC; this year's conference
will be held at the College of Charleston. Everyone is invited to give
a talk; just send an e-mail to Paul Young (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also,
we have received a grant from the Number Theory Foundation for some
This year's meeting is hosted by James Carter, Brett Tangedal, and Paul
Young, with Kevin James providing assistance. Also, see Kevin James'
web page , which has a nice list of open problems from previous
Keynote Speaker: Harold M. Stark, University of California,
of CM fields and Siegel Zeros."
Friday, April 16, 4:30 pm
Maybank Hall, Room 100
- Friday: Keynote Lecture by Harold Stark, dinner party
- Saturday: Talks 9-5 (or thereabouts), followed by Problem
Session. Party at Tangedal's in the evening.
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. The Doubletree is on Church Street
Hayne, about six blocks (1/2 mile) from C of C.
PDF map of North Charleston
for those staying at the Sheraton or Extended Stay America.
On this map Maybank Hall is building number 14 (Harold Stark's
talk) and the Education Center is building number 82 (Saturday and
talks). You may park for free in lot K (corner of Calhoun and
all day Saturday and Sunday and after 3:45 pm on Friday (for Stark's
talk). Lot K is one block from Maybank and two blocks from
Education Center. There is also a parking garage directly across
from the Education Center,
but you'll have to pay to park there.
April is the beginning of tourism season and hotel rooms can be hard to
come by in Charleston. We suggest booking your room early.
We have arranged blocks of rooms at the following Charleston
hotels. Mention that you are with SERMON 2004. You can also
try hotels.com if you wish.
Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview
301 Savannah Hwy (US 17), Charleston, 1-800-766-4451. Nice view
of Charleston harbor& skyline, 3 miles from C of C. 20 rooms
reserved for SERMON. Conference rate of $139.00 if booked by March
16. Please refer to code "SER" when making reservations.
Charleston on the Beach http://charlestononthebeach.com
One Center Street, Folly Beach, (843) 588-6464. Oceanfront, 16
miles from C of C. 20 rooms reserved for SERMON. Conference rate
of $139.00 if booked by March 16.
Sheraton North Charleston
4770 Goer Drive, North Charleston (about 5 miles from the airport, 10
miles from C of C), (843)747-1900. Conference rate of $109.00,
check for availability.
Extended Stay America
5059 N Arco Lane, North Charleston (about 5 miles from the airport, 10
miles from C of C), (843)747-3787. 10 rooms (possibly more) reserved
for SERMON, $55-$65.
Street, Charleston, SC 29401, (843)577-2644.
Downtown Historic District, close to C of C. Possibly a
good deal for students or families. 10 large double suites (with
fold-out couch) reserved for SERMON for special rate of $209.00 per
night if reserved by FEBRUARY 12.
We have received a $500 grant from the Number Theory Foundation, to
support student travel to this year's conference at C of C.
The money will be divided among all students who need it, so please try
to keep your costs down by carpooling,
sharing hotel rooms, etc. We probably won't be
able to provide complete reimbursements, but everyone will get some
Save your food/lodging/travel receipts, and I'll be handing out the
cash on the last day of
Giving a Talk
Send email to Paul Young (email@example.com) with your name, title (if
known), and abstract (if available). All talks will be twenty
minutes in length.