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QEO group. Christmas dinner 2000 in Electrum restaurant, KTH Kista, Stockholm


Left to right: Natalia Malkova (she's from FMI group, actually), Rubens Viana Ramos, Iulia Ghiu, Khemais Azizi (he's from some other place at KTH), Anders Karlsson, Jonas Soderholm, Hoshang Heydari, Mohamed Bourennane, Daniel Ljunggren (holding the candle by hand).

Blurriness of the faces indicates non-classical nature of portrayed persons (and not their movement during long exposure in low light after drinking wine, as somebody suggested :-). The less recognizable the researcher, the more quantum he or she supposedly is.

Daniel Ljunggren's comment:

After reading Vadim's photo text I feel forced to start the contest about who is the most quantum. To my favour I can say that if you look carefully to my right, you can see that I've been in a superposition betweeen left and right before the flash went off. I conclude that the exposure acted as some POVM, and that the flash went off to collapse me into the position where you can find me in the picture, this in favour of the Copenhagen interpretation. The many worlds interpretation might say that if you can now read this mail you were lucky to walk along with me into the same world after this party, despite the wine.
Fujichrome Sensia II 100 film, Canon EOS-3, EF 28mm 1:1.8 USM lens, UV(0) filter, f/3.2 3.2sec, >=DOF on nearest to farthest person, spot metering: candle-lit table +1; 220EX flash -2/3, tripod. Taken in December 2000. Scanned on Nikon LS-2000 scanner.

This picture is included in Picture Collection (ref. nr. a106-3) on Photo Pages

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