Berners-Lee and Langer Honored As Recipients of Millennium Prize

CSAIL PI Tim Berners-Lee, along with MIT Professor Robert Langer, was honored for the Millennium Prize Award at a forum and dinner at the Finnish Embassy. Each researcher discussed his work and views on advances in his respective field on Thursday, October 8th before a large group of technology and policy leaders. Berners-Lee, who won the first award in 2004, and Langer (who won in 2008) are two of the first three recipients of the prestigious award. The third recipient, Professor Shuji Nakamura of Japan, inventor of the blue LED and blue lazer, and now at UC Santa Barbara, also spoke. Former NSF Director Rita Colwell and National Academy of Engineering President Charles Vest also addressed the forum. To learn more about the award, please visit its website here.