# Robert Wainwright

Robert Wainwright | |

Born | Unknown |
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Residence | United States |

Nationality | Unknown |

Institutions | Iona College |

Alma mater | Unknown |

**Robert T. Wainwright** is a mathematician who was involved with the advancement and popularization of Conway's Game of Life right from its start in the early 1970s. He has discovered dozens of well-known and important patterns including the emulators and the first known blinker puffer.

He has found several important oscillators, including the first known oscillators of period 12 (dinner table), 21 (124P21), and 72 (47P72).

In the early 1970s, he published Lifeline, a newsletter devoted to discoveries about Life, and sometimes other similar cellular automata. Many of the original discoveries in Life were first published in Lifeline, and Lifeline served to foster much interest in Life. He was also one of the first people to enumerate all of the small still lifes; he extended the lists created by John Conway to include all still lifes up to and including 10 cells.

## Patterns found by Robert Wainwright

## References

- "Life Credits". Mark D. Niemiec. Retrieved on April 21, 2009.

## External links

- Faculty listing at Iona College's Department of Mathematics