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Bryce DeWitt
Bruce (right) and wife Cécile (left)
Carl Bryce Seligman

January 8, 1923
Died September 23, 2004(2004-09-23) (aged 81)
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University
Spouse(s) Cécile DeWitt-Morette
Awards Dirac Prize (1987)
Pomeranchuk Prize (2002)
Einstein Prize (2005)
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical physicist
Institutions Institute for Advanced Study
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin
Doctoral advisor Julian Schwinger
Doctoral students Donald Marolf

Bryce Seligman DeWitt (January 8, 1923 – September 23, 2004) was an American theoretical physicist. He studied gravity and field theories. He was awarded the Dirac Prize in 1987, the American Physical Society's Einstein Prize in 2005, and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. DeWitt created the Wheeler–DeWitt equation for the wavefunction of the Universe with John Archibald Wheeler and advanced the formulation of the Hugh Everett's many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

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