The World Wide Web is 30!

12 March 2019 by Valeria Crowder

Today marks the 30th anniversary since our alumnus Prof Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web.

He matriculated in 1973 and was a student at The Queen's College. Where you here at the same time? Have you got any stories to share, photos, anecdotes? We'd love to share them with our alumni and physics community, or event the Physics Newsletter. Please write to me.

Prof Sir Berners-Lee is currently a fellow of Christ Church College, and a member of the Department of Computer Sciences, just down the road from us.

If you are on twitter, you can follow and write to him here.

Today, the World Wide Web Foundation, is asking people to contribute to a crowdsourcing timeline of the web.
See details here.

The photo below is from September last year when he opened the brand new Beecroft Building. More photos and notes were published in our Autumn Department of Physics Newsletter issue.

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Photo copyright Department of Physics/John Cairns.