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A web site devoted to areas of science where computer simulations are at the forefront of discovery.


What governs the properties of cell membranes and soap bubbles? How is this connected with theories of space and time?

Fluid Flow

Why does a golf ball have dimples? What makes a curve ball curve? How did flow-induced vibrations lead to the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge?

Cracking Dams

What happens when a dam cracks? What's a dam? How do things crack? Can we model the cracking of a dam?

Crackling Noise

What is the link between predicting earthquakes and crumpling a piece of paper? Will understanding one help us understand the other?