Friday, 10 April 2015

"Before anything else, there was Fortran"

One day, I'll write a post about why we teach our Undergraduate physics students the Fortran programming language.  It's a question that comes up a lot.  Probably I'll end up explaining in comments on this post... but if you're reading this moderately shortly after I've written it, you'll be able to hear this program on Radio 4, about the history of the Fortran language.  It's one of a series covering different computer languages, all presented by Surrey alumnus, Dr Aleks Krotoski.