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:

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    Palas Farsoiya’s poster wins a Gallery of Fluid Motion award at APS-DFD

    Palas Farsoiya’s poster wins a Gallery of Fluid Motion award at APS-DFD



    Alexis Berny, Luc Deike, Stéphane Popinet, and Thomas Séon. The size and speed of jet drops are robust to initial perturbations. Physical Review Fluids, December 2021. [ http | .pdf ]


    Lily Battershill, Colin N. Whittaker, Emily M. Lane, Stéphane Popinet, James D. L. White, William L. Power, and Paraskevi Nomikou. Numerical simulations of a fluidized granular flow entry into water: insights into modeling tsunami generation by pyroclastic density currents. Journal of Geophysical Research : Solid Earth, November 2021. [ DOI | http | .pdf ]


    Evgenii L. Sharaborin, Oleg A. Rogozin, and Aslan R. Kasimov. Computational study of the dynamics of the Taylor bubble. Fluids, 6(11), October 2021. [ DOI | http | http ]


    A. M. Gañán-Calvo and J. M. López-Herrera. On the physics of transient ejection from bubble bursting. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 929:A12, 2021. [ DOI ]


    Alice Jaccod, Stefano Berti, Enrico Calzavarini, and Sergio Chibbaro. Predator-prey plankton dynamics in turbulent flow past an obstacle. Physical Review Fluids, 6(10):103802, Sep 2021. [ DOI ]