Fortran for Scientific Computing (May 13-17 in Stuttgart and online)

Fortran for Scientific Computing

Registration closes on April 14.

This course is dedicated to scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming of scientific applications with Fortran. The course teaches the newest Fortran standards. Hands-on sessions will allow users to immediately test and understand the language constructs. This workshop provides scientific training in Computational Science from beginners’ to advanced level, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves and with the instructors.


Uwe Küster (former HLRS and one of the main experts in Germany on the Fortran Standard), Lorenzo Zanon and Ralf Schneider (HLRS).


Topics to be covered in this course include:

  • Fortran syntax overview
    • Basics
    • Program units, modules, procedures
    • Dynamic data
    • Input and Output
  • Fortran intrinsics
  • Obsolete features of Fortran
  • Multiple source files
  • Compilers for Fortran and their usage
  • Optimization of single processor performance
  • Features of Fortran 2003, 2008 and 2018

HLRS, the sponsor of the course, offers self-study materials, some requiring a password (given to workers in scientific computing) and some freely available: