Cellular automaton

James Riley

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The world has lost John Conway to covid-19. I recall my first interactions with Life - I had an offer to study undergrad maths at Cambridge. They recognised that folk from state schools were at a disadvantage to those from private schools for their own additional exam, so we got a crash course in the Easter holidays. Somehow Life came up in conversation with another student, and we ended up running the simulation with a deck of cards we had to hand, including moving a glider[^1] across the…