Traffic circle

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Traffic circle
Traffic circle image
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Shuttle
Number of cells 172
Bounding box 48×48
Period 100
Mod 25
Heat 154.5
Volatility 0.90
Strict volatility 0.67
Discovered by Noam Elkies
Year of discovery 1994

Traffic circle (or p100 traffic jam) is a period 100 oscillator found by Noam Elkies on October 15, 1994.[1] It works by using four fumaroles and four molds to hassle a traffic jam so that it moves around in a circle.

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on June 16, 2009.

External links

  • 172P100.1 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs