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Evolution from seeds in one-dimensional cellular automata

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Janko Gravner, University of California, Davis
Location: 1147 MSB
Start time: Wed, Oct 19 2011, 4:10PM

The talk will give an overview of recent results on simple one-dimensional rules started from seeds, i.e., from bounded perturbations of the quiescent state. Two phenomena, replication and robust periodic solutions emanating from one of the edges, are of particular interest. The talk will emphasize examples and interesting open problems, and will be accessible to undergraduates. (Joint work with D. Griffeath, G. Gliner, and M. Pelfrey.)