Life Is Omniperiodic

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In the cellular automaton called the Game of Life, a configuration of cells that returns to a prior state after steps is called a period- oscillator. Prior to the year 2023, it was unknown if period 19 or period 41 oscillators existed. Due to recent discoveries by Mitchell Riley and Nico Brown [1], oscillators of all periods are now known.

Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (August 25)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



[1] LifeWiki. "Oscillator." (Jul 27, 2023)


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