Dr. Andrew Thomas, PhD. Electrical Engineering, performed the first successful experiment on March 12, 2009 of a repeating Triangular Cellular Automata in his flat at Swansea in Wales, based on the square-based Game of Life by John Conway. The first (and still simplest, for squares) repeating GoL automata was invented by Bill Gosper based on a challenge by Conway and is now known as Gosper's Gliding Gun. Thomas' accomplishment is similar, based on a challenge by yours truly, who invented the idea of triangular GoL.
This is the first known and currently only known experiment of its kind ever performed, that is to say on a triangular version of Conway's Game of Life.
Here is Thomas' notebook page document:
The purpose of this post to to alert others to its existence, in the hope that it will aid further research into Causal Dynamical Triangulations, which in turn it is hoped will provide better knowledge, at least on the theoretical side, of what is actually happening in Reality on the smallest Planck scale of length.
Also, it looks to be quite fun just to play around in one's spare time.
Amateur Applied Mathematician (MathoMcPhysicist)
BSME, Rutgers, 1979, Pi Tau Sigma
MBA, Rutgers, 1989
July 20, 2010