Nick Gotts

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Nick Gotts
Born 1954
Residence Scotland, UK
Nationality British
Institutions James Hutton Institute
Alma mater Unknown

Nick Gotts is a Life enthusiast who is known for developing several very small (by cell count) patterns that exhibit quadratic growth. The previous record-holder for the smallest such pattern is his 26-cell quadratic growth pattern. He also has investigated how complexity can emerge from sparse random soup.

Patterns found by Nick Gotts


  • N. M. Gotts, Emergent complexity in Conway's Game of Life. In Game of Life Cellular Automata chapter 20, A. Adamatzky, Springer-UK, 389-436 (2010). ISBN: 978-1-84996-216-2.

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