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The September issue features many exciting and diverse articles. One, by David Borthwick and Skip Garibaldi, is on the group E_8 and its importance for physics. Another, by Fields Medalist S.-T. Yau and Steve Nadis, is about string theory and the shape of the universe. David Zitarelli writes about the 1904 Mathematics Congress in St. Louis. A number of authors share their memories of Gerhard Hochschild. Keith Stroyan, in his education column, discusses why so many students take calculus. Peter Olver contributes the first publication column on journals in flux. Susan Hezlet and others report on the workshop at MSRI on the changing nature of mathematics journals. And Eric Friedlander (president of the AMS) and Frank Morgan debate the merits of the Fellows Program.--Steven G. Krantz, Editor

Did a 1-Dimensional Magnet Detect a 248-Dimensional Lie Algebra?

David Borthwick and Skip Garibaldi

(pp. 1055)
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String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Shing-Tung Yau and Steve Nadis

(pp. 1067)
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Gerhard Hochschild (1915-2010)

Walter Ferrer Santos and Martin Moskowitz, Coordinating Editors

(pp. 1078)
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The 1904 St. Louis Congress and Westward Expansion of American Mathematics

David Zitarelli

(pp. 1100)
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WHAT IS...Thompson's Group?
J. W. Cannon and W. J. Floyd

Doceamus: Why Do So Many Students Take Calculus?
Keith Stroyan

Scripta Manent: Journals in Flux
Peter J. Olver

Mathematics Journals: What Is Valued and What May Change
James Crowley, Susan Hezlet, Robion Kirby, and Don McClure


AMS Fellows Program: Positive for Mathematics/Keep Math Inclusive
Eric M. Friedlander/Frank Morgan

Handbooks of Mathematical Functions, Versions 1.0 and 2.0---A Book Review
Reviewed by Richard Beals

The Annotated Turing---A Book Review
Reviewed by Richard J. Lipton


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