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I'm using a theme for beamerposter that requires the package lmodern. Specifically, I'm modifying the theme found here. However, the displayed equations do not look right when I use lmodern.

MWE:

\documentclass[final]{beamer}
  \usepackage{lmodern}
  \usepackage[english]{babel}
  \usepackage{times}\usefonttheme{professionalfonts}
  \usepackage[orientation=portrait,size=a0,scale=1.4,debug]{beamerposter}   
  \begin{document}
  \begin{frame}{} 
    \begin{block}
      \centering
      {\VERYHuge $\sum_k^\infty$}
    \end{block}

  \end{frame}
  \end{document}

The sigma for the \sum here is tiny. It looks normal if I do not use the line \usepackage{lmodern}. It also works fine if I use lmodern in beamer without beamerposter.

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This is the normal (in the sense of systematic) effect on large mathematical symbols when using lmodern. You should try with \usepackage{exscale} after lmodern.

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Ah, this worked. Thanks! –  Jair Taylor Jun 18 '13 at 22:56
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Interesting. May I suggest you may want a package that supports math typesetting, like mathptmx, instead of times, which does not?

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I'd rather suggest \usepackage{newtxtext,newtxmath} or the MathTime Pro Lite (requires non standard installation). –  egreg Jun 18 '13 at 9:12
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