I'm entirely new to the notion of computational science, and am looking for a good starting point.
I understand that there's no objectively best language, but I'd like to learn a language that has an unarguably strong and prominent presence in regards to computational science- one considered to have exceptional capability and efficiency.
To start, I was leaning towards modelling related to atom bonding and interactions, with a requirement for graphical representations/simulations.
Do some languages tend to be better for some fields than others (i.e. physics vs pure math)? Or is choosing a language based on other factors?
I've heard the name Fortran being thrown around alot.