The scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded the first Millennium Technology Prize.

The award, a euro 1 million cash prize, equivalent to $1.2 million, is among the largest of its kind, and was awarded for the first time. It was established in 2002 and backed by the Finnish government.



Berners-Lee is recognized as the creator of the World Wide Web while working for the CERN Laboratory in the early 1990s, the European center for nuclear research near Geneva, Switzerland.



His graphical point-and-click browser, “WorldWideWeb,” was the first featuring the core ideas included in today’s Web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera and Mozilla.



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