Fortran for Scientific Computing

Photo of scientists participating in a training course in HLRS's Ruehle Saal
This course will be provided ONLINE (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

Feb 13, 2023

End date

Feb 17, 2023



Entry level


Course subject areas

Programming Languages for Scientific Computing


Code Optimization


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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 (former HLRS) and Ralf Schneider (Head, Department of Numerical Libraries, 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
  • Optimisation of single processor performance
  • Features of Fortran 2003, 2008 and 2018

All times CET. The detailed program is now available.


Registered participants will get a pdf of the slides and a link to the exercises.

Recording of the 2014 course are available for all in the HLRS self-study materials.

Literature and Textbooks

Michael Metcalf, John Reid, Malcom Cohen: "Modern Fortran explained" (ISBN: 978-0-19-881189-3).

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.

Registration closes on January 29, 2023 (extended registration phase).

Late registrations after the registration phase are still possible according to the course capacity.


  • 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).


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.

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