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R2D2 image
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Billiard table
Number of cells 29
Bounding box 11×10
Period 8
Mod 4
Heat 2.0
Volatility 0.22
Strict volatility 0.22
Discovered by Peter Raynham
Year of discovery Unknown

R2D2 is a period 8 oscillator that was found in the form shown in the infobox at right, but not named, by Peter Raynham in the early 1970s. The name derives from a form with a larger and less symmetric stator discovered later by Noam Elkies in August 1994, shown below.

Elkies' R2D2 stator from 1994 (which inspired the name)

See also

External links

  • 29P8.2 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs