World Wide Web inventor to speak, April 5
Posted March 30, 2006; 10:36 p.m.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in McCosh 50.
His talk, "The Future of the Web," will cover not only the history of the Web but also the concept and development of the "semantic Web."
Berners-Lee is director of the World Wide Web Consortium, an international group whose staff and member organizations work together to develop Web standards. The semantic Web is an initiative of the consortium aimed at creating a universal medium in which the databases that form the basis of all Web documents can be integrated and accessed more efficiently.
Berners-Lee also holds the 3Com Founders Chair at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a professor of computer science at the University of Southampton. He invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory.
The talk, designated as a Spencer Trask Lecture, is sponsored by the Public Lecture Series.