Proof of Conway’s lost cosmological theorem

Authors:
Shalosh B. Ekhad and Doron Zeilberger

Journal:
Electron. Res. Announc. Amer. Math. Soc. **3** (1997), 78-82

MSC (1991):
Primary 05Axx

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S1079-6762-97-00026-7

Published electronically:
August 21, 1997

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Abstract: John Horton Conway’s Cosmological Theorem about sequences like **1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221, 312211,…**, for which no extant proof existed, is given a new proof, this time hopefully for good.

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**Shalosh B. Ekhad**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Email:
ekhad@math.temple.edu

**Doron Zeilberger**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Email:
zeilberg@math.temple.edu

Received by editor(s):
May 6, 1997

Published electronically:
August 21, 1997

Additional Notes:
Supported in part by the NSF

Communicated by:
Ronald Graham

Article copyright:
© Copyright 1997
American Mathematical Society