Hi All, I am a physicist from Hungary. I was involved in quite a few programming tasks back in the university, especially in the field of Density Functional Theory, which needed complex computations. I used Fortran and later C++, for Object Oriented programming gave quite a few advantages that were useful for our purposes. I work as a software developer now, I use Java, which is - as far as I know - out of the scope of scientific computations; but who knows, for some tasks it may be the language (especially, where extreme speed is not an issue). I was just wondering if people in science, especially in physics, still use Fortran or C/C++ or some other special languages. I read some papers on this new experimental language from sun, called Fortress. Does anyone uses it yet? If anyone here is interested in this topic, please share your thoughts, I'm very much interested in these trends in scientific computation. Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks.