Merzenich's p31

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Merzenich's p31
x = 24, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 7b2obo2bob2o$2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$2o5bobo4bobo5b2o$8bo6bo6$8bo6bo$2o5bob o4bobo5b2o$2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$7b2obo2bob2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 6 ZOOM 13 LOOP 31 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 48
Bounding box 24×21
Period 31
Mod 31
Heat 59.6
Volatility 0.98
Strict volatility 0.98
Discovered by Matthias Merzenich
Year of discovery 2010

Merzenich's p31 (or 48P31) is a period-31 oscillator found by Matthias Merzenich on November 5, 2010, being the first oscillator of this period to be discovered.[1] In terms of its 48 cells, it is currentily the smallest known period-31 oscillator. It first appeared semi-naturally on May 11, 2015.[2]

It is capable of reflecting gliders 90°, as shown below.

Image gallery

48P31 reflecting gliders 90°
RLE: here
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See also

References

  1. Matthias Merzenich (November 5, 2010). Re: Pattern of the Year 2010 competition (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  2. gameoflifeboy (May 11, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums

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