The World Wide Web
Tim Berners-Lee, Faculty
Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. His key concepts are familiar to anyone using the Web: HTML (HyperText Markup Language), HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), and URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). When he came to MIT in 1994, he formed the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to create and maintain open standards for this essential global system. In 2017 he won the Turing Award, the most prestigious honor in computer science.