2013 QEPrize Winners
The Internet and the Web
The 2013 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was awarded to Louis Pouzin, Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Marc Andreessen for their work on the Internet and the World Wide Web; technologies that have revolutionised the way we communicate and enabled the creation of whole new industries.
Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf and Louis Pouzin made seminal contributions to the protocols that together make up the fundamental architecture of the Internet. Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web and vastly extended the use of the Internet beyond email and file transfer. Marc Andreessen, while a student and working with colleagues, wrote the mosaic browser, which made the Web accessible to anyone.