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*Basiliscus basiliscus* is the latin name of the extraordinary [Jesus
Christ lizard](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_basilisk), famous
for its ability to run on the surface of water, a characteristic it
shares with another well-known water-walker [*Gerris
lacustris*](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerris_lacustris).
Basilisk is also the name of a [Free
Software](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_software) program for the
solution of
[partial differential equations](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_differential_equation)
on adaptive Cartesian meshes. It is the successor of [Gerris](http://gerris.dalembert.upmc.fr) and is
developed by the same [authors](src/AUTHORS).
If you want to find out more about Basilisk see:
* [Tutorial]()
* [Installation instructions](src/INSTALL)
* [Basilisk C]()
* [Solvers and functions](src/README)
* [Examples](src/examples/README)
* [Tests](src/test/README)
* [More documentation](sandbox/documentation)
## Picture of the month
See also the [POM Gallery]().
## News
* Next [Basilisk Monthly Meeting](BMM/README): Monday 24th June, 4pm CET
* **Dimensional Analysis** in the latest release: see the new
[Tutorial](Tutorial.dimensions)
* Recent publications (see [Bibliography]() for more)
~~~bib
@article{miller2024,
title = {Gyre turbulence: Anomalous dissipation in a two-dimensional ocean model},
author = {Miller, Lennard and Deremble, Bruno and Venaille, Antoine},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Fluids},
volume = {9},
issue = {5},
pages = {L051801},
numpages = {8},
year = {2024},
month = {May},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevFluids.9.L051801},
url={https://arxiv.org/abs/2310.02187}
}
@article{saini2024b, title={Direct numerical simulations of microlayer formation during heterogeneous bubble nucleation}, volume={984}, author={Saini, M. and Chen, X. and Zaleski, S. and Fuster, D.}, year={2024}, pages={A70},doi={10.1017/jfm.2024.236}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
url={https://arxiv.org/abs/2404.08377},
pdf={https://arxiv.org/pdf/2404.08377.pdf}
}
@hal{cipriano2024, hal-04252476}
@article{saini2024,
title = {Finite speed of sound effects on asymmetry in multibubble cavitation},
author = {Saini, Mandeep and Saade, Youssef and Fuster, Daniel and Lohse, Detlef},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Fluids},
volume = {9},
issue = {4},
pages = {043602},
numpages = {15},
year = {2024},
publisher = {American Physical Society},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevFluids.9.043602},
url = {https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.9.043602},
pdf = {https://arxiv.org/pdf/2404.02237.pdf}
}
~~~