Fortran, alive and well at 59!

Date:     Wednesday 23 March 2016
Time:     18:30 – Refreshments from 6:30pm for a 7pm start
Speaker:     Peter Crouch
Location:    EC1-22 – First Floor – Engineering and Computing Block – Coventry University


Fortran is alive and well at 59 years old!  Invented in 1957, who knew it would still be around in 2016.

The talk will begin by covering the history of Fortran from its inception in the 1950s to today, the standardisation of the language from the 1960s to today and the Fortran Specialist Group’s role in the UK and internationally from 1970 to today.

Some of the features of modern Fortran will be described together with its current applications, including weather forecasting and climate prediction, computational chemistry and the design of high performance cars and aircraft.

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