Basilisk

    Basiliscus basiliscus is the latin name of the extraordinary Jesus Christ lizard, famous for its ability to run on the surface of water, a characteristic it shares with another well-known water-walker Gerris lacustris.

    Basilisk is also the name of a Free Software program for the solution of partial differential equations on adaptive Cartesian meshes. It is the successor of Gerris and is developed by the same authors.

    If you want to find out more about Basilisk see:

    Picture of the month

    Diffusiophoresis-enhanced reaction-diffusion equations (bottom right) can explain how the Ornate Boxfish gets its spots (bottom left). See How animals get their stripes and spots and Ben Alessio’s sandbox.

    Diffusiophoresis-enhanced reaction-diffusion equations (bottom right) can explain how the Ornate Boxfish gets its spots (bottom left).
    See How animals get their stripes and spots and Ben Alessio’s sandbox.

    See also the POM Gallery.

    News

    [garcía2024]

    P. García-Geijo, G. Riboux, and J.M. Gordillo. The skating of drops impacting over gas or vapour layers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 980:A35, 2024. [ DOI ]

    [ray2023]

    Saroj Ray, Yu Han, and Song Cheng. Pinch-off dynamics in unequal-size droplets head-on collision on a wetting surface: Experiments and direct numerical simulations. Physics of Fluids, 35(12):122105, 2023. [ DOI | http | .pdf ]

    [liu2023]

    Shuo Liu, Hui Wang, Annie-Claude Bayeul-Lainé, Cheng Li, Joseph Katz, and Olivier Coutier-Delgosha. Wave statistics and energy dissipation of shallow-water breaking waves in a tank with a level bottom. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 975:A25, 2023. [ DOI ]

    [kayal2023]

    Lohit Kayal and Ratul Dasgupta. Jet from a very large, axisymmetric, surface-gravity wave. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 975:A22, 2023. [ DOI ]