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Professor image
Pattern type Strict still life
Number of cells 46
Bounding box 9×11
Discovered by Adam P. Goucher
Year of discovery 2016

Professor is a 46-bit still life consisting of two large islands (resembling a longclips) partially stabilizing each other and further stabilized by two blocks acting as induction coils.

The cis-mirrored variant of this still life occured naturally from an asymmetric soup in July 2016, making it the second largest still life in terms of cell population to have occurred naturally (its title was taken in August 2016 by cloverleaf interchange).


A number of variants are possible, depending on the alignment of the two halves and the position of the blocks:

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