23-24 September 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

The State of Fortran

24 Sep 2021, 16:50
ZOOM (Virtual)



Fortran-lang Presentations Minisymposium


Laurence Kedward (University of Bristol, UK)


A new community of developers has formed to unite Fortran users and modernize the Fortran ecosystem.
In this presentation, we describe the high-level features of Fortran that continue to make it a good choice for scientists and engineers in the 21st century. We also outline ongoing community efforts including the development of a Fortran standard library and package manager, the fostering of a friendly and welcoming online community, improved compiler support, and language feature development.
The lessons learned are common across contemporary programming languages and help reduce the learning curve and increase adoption of Fortran.

Primary author

Laurence Kedward (University of Bristol, UK)


Bálint Aradi (Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science, University of Bremen, P.O. Box 330440, 28334 Bremen, Germany) Ondřej Čertík (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Milan Curcic (University of Miami, Miami, FL 33149) Sebastian Ehlert (Mulliken Center for Theoretical Chemistry, Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Universitat Bonn, Beringstraße 4, D-53115 Bonn, Germany) Philipp Engel (Institut für Geod\"{a}sie und Geoinformationstechnik, Technische Universit\"{a}t Berlin, Straße des 17.\,Juni 135, D-10623 Berlin, Germany) Rohit Goswami (Science Institute and Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland) Michael Hirsch (Center for Space Physics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) Asdrubal Lozada-Blanco (Sao Carlos Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, 13560-970 Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil) Vincent Magnin (Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, Univ. Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, UMR 8520 -IEMN - Institut d’Electronique de Micro\'{e}lectronique et de Nanotechnologie, F-59000 Lille, France) Arjen Markus Emanuele Pagone (Cranfield University, Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, School of Aerospace Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom) Ivan Pribec (Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology, Technical University of Munich, Weihenstephaner Steig 20, 85354 Freising, Germany) Brad Richardson Harris Snyder (Structura Biotechnology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Carlos Une (Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil) John Urban Jérémie Vandenplas (Animal Breeding and Genomics, Wageningen UR, P.O. 338, 6700 AH, Wageningen, The Netherlands)

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