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Lawrence Roberts

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Lawrence Gilman Roberts
Roberts in 2017
Born(1937-12-21)December 21, 1937
Connecticut, United States
DiedDecember 26, 2018(2018-12-26) (aged 81)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Known forFounding father of the Internet
Scientific career
InstitutionsLincoln Lab, ARPA, Telenet
InfluencesJ. C. R. Licklider, Ivan Sutherland

Lawrence G. Roberts (December 21, 1937 – December 26, 2018)[4] was an American scientist. He won the Draper Prize in 2001 "for the development of the Internet",[5] and the Principe de Asturias Award in 2002.

Roberts created the ARPANET using packet switching techniques invented by British computer scientist Donald Davies.[6][7] The ARPANET was a forerunner to the modern Internet.


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  2. "Big achievements included room-size computers". MIT News. May 21, 2003. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  3. "Lawrence G. Roberts: 1990 W. Wallace McDowell Award Recipient". IEEE Computer Society. Archived from the original on 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
  4. Dr. Larry Roberts, Internet Pioneer, is dead.
  5. "Draper Prize Honors Four 'Fathers of the Internet'". Wall Street Journal. February 12, 2001. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  6. "Donald W. Davies, 75, Dies; Helped Refine Data Networks". New York Times. 4 June 2000. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  7. Abbate, Jane (2000). Inventing the Internet. MIT Press. p. 38. ISBN 0262261332.