|Alma mater||Universität Bielefeld|
Achim Flammenkamp is a German mathematician who has made several contributions to Conway's Game of Life. He performed many experiments on random starting patterns, collecting statistics on how often objects appear naturally - resulting in Achim Flammenkamp's census. He used similar random searches with various symmetries to find several new oscillators such as Achim's p4, pseudo-barberpole, smiley, Achim's p16, and Achim's p144. His period 11 thumb sparker also helped Noam Elkies construct the first known period 33 oscillator.
Patterns found by Achim Flammenkamp
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- "Life Credits". Mark D. Niemiec. Retrieved on May 8, 2009.