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Cécile DeWitt-Morette
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Cécile DeWitt-Morette (left) with Bryce DeWitt (right)
Born (1922-12-21)21 December 1922
Died 8 May 2017(2017-05-08) (aged 94)
Known for École de Physique des Houches
Spouse(s) Bryce DeWitt (1951-2004; his death; 4 children)
Awards Marcel Grossmann Award
Scientific career
Fields Theoretical physics
Functional integration
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.

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