High Point University
April 13-14, 2013
Norton Hall, Room 101

SERMON (SouthEastern Regional Meeting on Numbers) is a small, friendly, informal gathering of number theorists. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are all invited to attend and contribute talks.

Plenary Speakers

Rachel Pries, Colorado State University

Peter Sarnak Institute for Advanced Study

List of registered participants.

The schedule of talks can be found here. Abstracts are on pages 3-7.


The registration fee is being paid for by the NSA for all participants. If you plan to attend, please e-mail Jenny Fuselier (jfuselie[AT]highpoint[DOT]edu) by April 7 so we know approximately how many participants to expect. Please send the following information:

Participant Support

We anticipate being able to fund up to $200 for travel and accommodations for student participants. We will divide what remains in the budget equally among participants without grant support, up to $200 per participant. We strongly encourage participants to keep expenses down by carpooling and sharing accommodations.

Those who wish to request support need to fill out this expense form and return to Matt Boylan during SERMON or by mail at the address given on the form.

Conference location

The conference talks will occur in Norton Hall, room 101 (this is building 9 on the campus map). There is a large parking lot immediately behind this building, and no parking pass is required. However, when you enter campus, you will need to tell the security officer you are here for the SERMON math conference. The most convenient campus entrance to use is Montlieu Ave. at University Dr./5th St. (on the upper left of the campus map). Please click here for more visitor information from HPU.


The schedule will be posted sometime after April 7. We plan to have a full day of talks on Saturday and a half or full day of talks on Sunday (depending on participation).


High Point University is located in High Point, NC. The closest major airport is the Piedmont Triad International Airport (code GSO, about 25 minutes away). Airports in Charlotte (CLT) and Raleigh (RDU) are larger, but each are about 1.5 hours away.


Dining and Snacks