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CERN’s Flückiger joins Internet Hall of Fame

Image courtesy Claudia Marcelloni, CERN.

CERN computer scientist François Flückiger has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame, which celebrates individuals selected by the Internet Society for their significant contribution to the development and the advancement of the internet.

"CERN is famous for being the place where the web was born, but its contribution to the development of the internet is less well known," says Flückiger. "In the early nineties CERN was the largest internet hub in Europe, with 80% of the Internet capacity terminated in today's CERN Computer Centre".

The thirty-two 2013 inductees were announced at the end of June and the award ceremony is scheduled for 3 August in Berlin.

Flückiger joins other CERN members of the Internet Hall of fame in the Innovators category, web pioneers Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau.

Also last month, InfoWorld announced the winners of its Technology Leadership Awards 2013, with CERN's Tim Bell being selected as one of the three recipients of the IT management award. You can read more about this award on the InfoWorld website, here.

Read Flückiger's opinion piece on his induction, and learn more about how the internet came to CERN.

This article was originally published on the CERN website, here.

- Marina Giampietro and Mélissa Gaillard

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