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Sombreros image
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 50
Bounding box 18×11
Period 6
Mod 6
Heat 5.3
Volatility 0.25
Strict volatility 0.25
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1972

Sombreros is a period 6 oscillator that was found by David Buckingham in December 1972.[1] Each half by itself is called a sombrero.

If the two sombreros are moved three spaces closer to one another then the oscillator's period drops to 4, and the result is just a less compact form of Achim's p4.

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If the sombreros are moved 3 cells closer together, a period 4 oscillator results

See also


  1. Lifeline Volume 8, p. 1

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