It has been my great pleasure to open the 15th International Congress for Stereology and Image Analysis in Aarhus, Denmark, with my keynote on:
How to find a hidden order among disorder
where I gave an introduction and overview on hyperuniformity. The study of this anomalous suppression of density fluctuations on large length scales has shed light on a variety of seemingly unrelated fields, from the eyes of chicken to exotic many-particle ensembles and random matrices. The unique properties of hyperuniform amorphous materials (with a hidden order such that the system remains macroscopically uniform, despite not being crystalline) have recently led to intense research in physics, mathematics, material science, and biology. Aiming for an intuitive understanding of the rigorous mathematical definitions, I presented both basic concepts and recent examples.
I thank the organizers for a great conference in the last week of May 2019 with many stimulating discussions across disciplines.