In June 2017, ICMS hosted a workshop on Applications of operator algebras: order, disorder and symmetry. As part of the workshop Aidan Sims, University of Wollongong gave a public lecture. The public lecture was introduced by Mark Lawson, Heriot-Watt University, one of the meeting organisers. The public lecture was entitled, Strange bedfellows: what do quantum mechanics, Google search, number theory, and tertiary admissions rankings have in common?
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