Fortran for Scientific Computing

Photo of scientists participating in a training course in HLRS's Ruehle Saal
This course will be provided as ONLINE course (using Zoom).

This course is dedicated to scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming with Fortran of scientific applications. The course teaches 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, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.



Online course
Organizer: HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Start date

May 09, 2022

End date

May 13, 2022



Entry level


Course subject areas

Programming Languages for Scientific Computing



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Prerequisites and content levels

  • Familiarity with Linux and Linux editors is recommended.
  • Basics/principles of programming (in any language).
  • Basic mathematics (integration and differentiation)
Content levels:
  • Basic: 13 hours
  • Intermediate: 13 hours
  • Advanced: 7 hours

Learn more about course curricula and content levels.



Uwe Küster and Ralf Schneider (Head, Department of Numerical Libraries, HLRS)


Topics to be covered in this course include:
  • Fortran syntax overview
    • Basics - Program units - Dynamic data - IO
  • Obsolete features of Fortran
  • Fortran intrinsics
  • Multiple source files
  • Optimisation of single processor performance
  • Features of Fortran 2003, 2008 and 2018
  • Compilers for Fortran and their usage

A detailed program will be provided. For the time being you can find here (PDF) the program from last year (CET time).


Each participant will get a pdf of the slides.

Before the course starts

Please install the Fortran compiler on your local machine and get access to the Fortran 2018 Standard as a PDF document by following the instructions in this document.

Registration information

Register via the button at the top of this page.
We encourage you to register to the waiting list if the course is full. Places might become available.


  • Students without master’s degree or equivalent: 40 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a German university or public research institute: 90 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a university or public research institute in an EU, EU-associated or PRACE country other than Germany: 180 Euro
  • PhD students or employees at a university or public research institute outside of EU, EU-associated or PRACE countries: 360 Euro
  • Other participants, e.g., from industry, other public service providers, or government: 960 Euro

Link to the EU and EU-associated (Horizon Europe), and PRACE countries.

Our course fees include coffee breaks (in classroom courses only).
The fee only applies if your application is accepted. In that case you will receive an invoice.


Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894, dettki(at)
Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824, zanon(at)


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012.

HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC.

This course is also provided within the framework of the bwHPC training program. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.

Further courses

See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.

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June 19 - 23, 2023

Stuttgart, Germany