Game of Life still revealing secrets

Researchers have found a pattern in Conway’s Game of Life that exhibits startling timelessness...
28 January 2022


Mathematicians Ville Salo and Ilkka Törmä from Finland have solved a long-standing problem in the field of cellular automata (The Game of Life).  Despite being quite simple systems to describe, these automata often show quite complex behaviour.  Now, though, we are starting to find out more about situations when these systems aren’t quite so dynamic.  Robert Spencer has more...


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