Merzenich's p31
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Merzenich's p31  
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Pattern type  Oscillator  

Number of cells  48  
Bounding box  24×21  
Period  31  
Mod  31  
Heat  59.6  
Volatility  0.98  
Strict volatility  0.98  
Discovered by  Matthias Merzenich  
Year of discovery  2010  
 
 
 

Merzenich's p31 (or 48P31) is a period31 oscillator found by Matthias Merzenich on November 5, 2010, being the first oscillator of this period to be discovered.^{[1]} In terms of its 48 cells, it is currentily the smallest known period31 oscillator. It first appeared seminaturally on May 11, 2015.^{[2]}
It is capable of reflecting gliders 90°, as shown below.
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References
 ↑ Matthias Merzenich (November 5, 2010). Re: Pattern of the Year 2010 competition (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
 ↑ gameoflifeboy (May 11, 2015). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
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Categories:
 Patterns
 Oscillators with 48 cells
 Patterns with 48 cells
 Patterns found by Matthias Merzenich
 Patterns found in 2010
 Patterns that can be constructed with 24 gliders
 Oscillators
 Periodic objects with minimum population 48
 Oscillators with period 31
 Oscillators with mod 31
 Oscillators with heat 59
 Oscillators with volatility 0.98
 Oscillators with strict volatility 0.98
 Patterns with rectangular orthogonal symmetry
 Sparkers
 Sparkers with period 31
 Reflecting duoplet sparkers
 Strong sparkers
 Domino sparkers
 Seminatural periodic objects