Bryce DeWitt

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

January 8, 1923
DiedSeptember 23, 2004(2004-09-23) (aged 81)
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityAmerican
Alma materHarvard University
Spouse(s)Cécile DeWitt-Morette
AwardsDirac Prize (1987)
Pomeranchuk Prize (2002)
Einstein Prize (2005)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physicist
InstitutionsInstitute for Advanced Study
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin
Doctoral advisorJulian Schwinger
Doctoral studentsDonald Marolf

Bryce Seligman DeWitt (January 8, 1923 – September 23, 2004) was an American theoretical physicist. He studied gravity and field theories.[1] 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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  1. Vona DeWitt Smith, Tierck Clafsen DeWitt and Descendants of His Son Luycas DeWitt, Trafford Publishing, 2004, p. 198.

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