Cécile DeWitt-Morette facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Cécile DeWitt-Morette (left) with Bryce DeWitt (right)
|Died||8 May 2017(aged 94)|
|Known for||École de Physique des Houches|
|Spouse(s)||Bryce DeWitt (1951-2004; his death; 4 children)|
|Awards||Marcel Grossmann Award|
|Institutions||Institute for Advanced Study
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin
|Doctoral advisor||Walter Heitler Louis de Broglie|
|Doctoral students||Charles Doering Tianrong Zhang|
Cécile Andrée Paule DeWitt-Morette (21 December 1922 – 8 May 2017) was a French mathematician and physicist. She founded a summer school at Les Houches in the French Alps.
For her publications, she was awarded the American Society of the French Legion of Honour 2007 Medal for Distinguished Achievement. Attendees at the summer school included over twenty students who would go on to be Nobel Prize winners, including Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Georges Charpak, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, who identify the school for helping in their success.
In 1951, she married American physicist Bryce DeWitt. He died in 2004. They had four children.
Cécile DeWitt-Morette Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.