Honey thieves

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Honey thieves
Honey thieves image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 36
Bounding box 15×15
Period 17
Mod 17
Heat 13.9
Volatility 0.71
Strict volatility 0.71
Discovered by Matthias Merzenich
Year of discovery 2014

Honey thieves is a period 17 oscillator, consisting of a honey farm predecessor, hassled by 4 eaters. It is the smallest known period 17 oscillator in terms of minimum population, though 54P17.1 still has a slightly smaller bounding box.

It was discovered by Matthias Merzenich in September 2014[1] with a modified version of Dean Hickerson's drifter search program, that facilitates discovery of symmetric oscillators.[2]

Mark Niemiec found a 17-glider synthesis of this oscillator.[3]

References

  1. Matthias Merzenich (September 11, 2014). "Re: New p17 and other billiard tables". Retrieved on September 11, 2014.
  2. Matthias Merzenich (September 10, 2014). "A small modification of dr". Retrieved on September 11, 2014.
  3. Mark Niemiec (September 13, 2014). "Re: New p17 and other billiard tables". Retrieved on September 13, 2014.

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