Garden of Eden / Orphan

On 16th September 2016, Steven Eker from CSL, SRI International, California, USA, discovered this orphan which sets a new record for the total number of defined cells to be only 89. Notice this orphan is non-convex.

Also he found in september 2016 this orphan of width 5 which fits inside a 5x45 box and has reflection symmetry along its long axis.

As usual the challenge remains: Can you find a smaller one --- i.e. proving that your example has no predecessor in Game of Life and has fewer living cells or fewer total number of cells as any orphan?YES

standings for Garden of Eden and Orphans record attributs2016-09-18
fewest number of living cells of Garden of Eden45
fewest number of totally needed cells for a minimal Orphan89
smallest rectangular bounding box11x9 , 12x8
lowest density of living cells for minimal Orphan0.3203

Achim Flammenkamp
Last update: Bielefeld, den 2016-09-18 13:31:02   o'clock