Fortran for Scientific Computing

Photo of scientists participating in a training course in HLRS's Ruehle Saal
Online course via Zoom

This course is dedicated to scientists and students to learn (sequential) programming of scientific applications with Fortran. The course teaches the newest Fortran standards, illustrated during hands-on sessions which will allow users to immediately test and understand the language constructs. The course is taught by Uwe Küster, one of the main experts in Germany on the Fortran Standard, who will share with the participants his vast repertoire of exercises and examples.

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.



Online course
Organizer: HLRS, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Start date

Dec 09, 2024

End date

Dec 13, 2024



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: 18 hours
  • Advanced: 2 hours

Learn more about course curricula and content levels.


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


Please find the preliminary program of the course here (May 2024 course). All times CET.

Topics of this course include:

  • Fortran syntax overview
    • Basics
    • Program units, modules, procedures
    • Dynamic data
    • Input and Output
  • Fortran intrinsic procedures
  • Compilers for Fortran and their usage
  • Performance optimization of serial code
  • Features of the most recent Fortran standards


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

Literature and Textbooks

Michael Metcalf, John Reid, Malcom Cohen, Reinhold Bader: Modern Fortran explained (ISBN: 978-0-19-887658-8).


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.

Please be aware that the Zoom session will be recorded. You declare that you are aware of and consent to the recording by registering.

Registration closes on Sunday, November 10, 2024.


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

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

Our course fees include coffee breaks (in on-site courses).


Lorenzo Zanon phone 0711 685 63824, lorenzo.zanon(at)

Lucienne Dettki phone 0711 685 63894, lucienne.dettki(at)

Training organization team training(at)


HLRS Training Collaborations in HPC

HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), together with JSC in Jülich and LRZ in Garching near Munich. EuroCC@GCS is the German National Competence Centre (NCC) for High-Performance Computing. HLRS is also a member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC.

This course is provided within the framework of the bwHPC training program.

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See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.

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