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A "Father of the Internet" Awarded the Legion of Honor

A "Father of the Internet" Awarded the Legion of Honor

Published on December 18, 2014
Washington, D.C., December 12 2014.

Ambassador Gérard Araud bestowed upon Professor Vinton Cerf the insignia of Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honor during a ceremony at the French residence in Washington D.C. last week.

Pr. Vinton Cerf, who is known worldwide as one of the “fathers of the Internet” has established a close relationship with France by collaborating with the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA).

Pr. Vinton Cerf dedicated his life to identifying and developing new technologies worldwide. He has worked for major innovative companies such as IBM or Google and has already received other prestigious international awards and honorary degrees in recognition of his extraordinary work and contribution to technological developments.

Pr. Vinton Cerf

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