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Tim Berners-Lee

Born: June 8, 1955 (age 62) in London

Tim Berners-Lee

Computer Scientist

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Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.

He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol client and server via the Internet sometime around mid-November of that same year.

Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees the Web's continued development.

He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative, and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work.

In April 2009, he was elected a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences.


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