Fortran for Scientific Computing

Research & Science
Fortran for Scientific Computing


This course is dedicated for scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming with Fortran of scientific applications. The course teaches newest Fortran standards. The beginners part is based on the RRZN handbook "Fortran 95". Hands-on sessions will allow users to immediately test and understand the language constructs. This workshop provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.

General Information


On Monday, the course starts with an introduction into programming with Fortran with small programming exercises that should help starting with programming. For more experienced participants, advanced exercises will be provided. Tuesday to Thursday, all major Fortran 95 methods are presented and tested in exercises. Performance issues are discussed. On Friday, Fortran development tools, an outlook to Fortran 2003 and further exercises are rounding up this course. The final agenda will be provided in the course.




Uwe Küster, Ralf Schneider from HLRS


via online registration form.


for registration is Sep. 26, 2010


Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
others: 300 EUR (includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)


Familiarity with Linux and Linux editors is recommended.
Basic mathematics (integration and differentiation).

Literature and textbooks

The RRZN Handbook "Fortran 95" is sold at the course (or by RUS): 10 Euro. Participants will also receive a free copy of the slides.

Travel-Info Stuttgart

See HLRS address and travel-info. The next public transport stations are: "Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 min on foot) and "Lauchhau, Stuttgart" (Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS, bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82! from S-Bahn station "Universität, Stuttgart" and bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
Accomodation: see HLRS accomodation-info. Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels), e.g., A DJH youth hostel is also available.
Further links: Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or

Cancelation policy

If you cannot come to the course, please send an email to the organizer as soon as possible. This would allow us to accept additional participants from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
NO-SHOW: Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops (because it is to expensive to produce unused copies of the slides for them).


Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530