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Millennium Technology Prize,

biennial award for innovations in technology, est. 2002 in Finland and bestowed by the Millennium Prize Foundation, an independent fund founded by members of Finnish industry in partnership with the Finnish government. The prize is given to those whose extraordinary technological accomplishments contribute to the enrichment of human quality of life, promote well-being, and emphasize sustainable development. It includes an award of €1 million. The first Millenium Prize, given in 2004, went to Tim Berners-LeeBerners-Lee, Tim
(Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee), 1955–, British computer scientist, b. London, grad. The Queen's College, Oxford (B.A. 1976). He joined CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland, as a consultant software engineer in 1960.
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, developer of the World Wide WebWorld Wide Web
(WWW or W3), collection of globally distributed text and multimedia documents and files and other network services linked in such a way as to create an immense electronic library from which information can be retrieved quickly by intuitive searches.
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. Other winners have included Shuji NakamuraNakamura, Shuji,
1954–, Japanese physicist and electronics engineer, grad. Univ. of Tokushima (D.Eng., 1994). Nakamura joined the Nichia Corporation in 1977, and it was there that he began his life-long work with light-emitting devices.
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 (2006), Shinya YamanakaYamanaka, Shinya,
1962–, Japanese physician and researcher, grad. Kobe Univ. (M.D., 1987), Osaka City Univ. (Ph.D., 1993). He was a professor at Osaka City Univ. (1996–99), the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (1999–2005), and the Institute for Frontier
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 (2012), Linus TorvaldsTorvalds, Linus Benedict,
1969–, Finnish-American computer software engineer. A member of Finland's Swedish-speaking minority, he attended the Univ. of Helsinki (M.S., 1996), where he also taught.
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 (2012), and Frances ArnoldArnold, Frances Hamilton,
1956–, American chemical engineer, b. Edgewood, Pa., Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1985. Arnold has been a professor at the California Institute of Technology since 1986. She is noted for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes.
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He did, however, get awarded $1.3 million as the cash prize for inventing the World Wide Web by former President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen, in 2004, at Finland's Millennium Technology Prize. He also received the honor of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) the same year, going on to win a number of awards thereafter.
The new literature prize is the latest award to be dubbed an alternative to the Nobel, joining the Swedish Right Livelihood Award honoring those who work to improve the planet, and Finland's Millennium Technology Prize.
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Besides these highly informative lectures, 08 lectures were delivered by Field Medallists Cedric Villani (2010), Stephen Smale (1966); Millennium Technology Prize holders Michael Gratzel (2010), Stuart Parkin (2014) andTuring Award holders (sometimes referred to as the "Nobel Prize" of Computing) Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (2000), Leslie Lamport (2013), Leslie Valiant (2010) and Richard Karp (1985).
He has received more than 200 honors and awards, including his recent Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, as well as the Breakthrough Prize, the Wolf Prize in chemistry, the Kyoto Prize, the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize, and 25 honorary doctorates.
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Gratzel was awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for inventing the dye-sensitized solar cell called Gratzel cell.
The Millennium Technology Prize is Finland's tribute to life-enhancing technological innovation and is awarded every other year.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor credited with creating the World Wide Web, has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize in recognition of his contribution to humanity.
But yesterday, he received the first Millennium Technology Prize, a pounds 663,000 cash award, in Helsinki, in recognition of his revolutionary contribution to communication.