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In picture: 31 years after
picture taken at FIAS on June 28, 2017

the three authors of 1986 Strangness Signature of QGP bestsellers: Strangeness in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, Phys.Rept. 142 (1986) 167-262

(from left to right: Berndt Muller, Peter Koch and Johann Rafelski);
An update showing the outcome is now available here: "From Strangeness Enhancement to Quark-Gluon Plasma Discovery"

Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics at the June 13, 2017, Rudolph Bock 90 year fest at GSI
from left to right: Hans Specht, Ulrich Mosel, Johann Rafelski, Hans Gutbrod, Reinhard Stock, Wolfram von Oertzen, Johanna Stachel, Peter Braun-Munzinger, Paolo Giubellino
(Photo Credit Gabi Otto, GSI)

updated July 10/August20, 2017