Cécile DeWitt-Morette

 

Former UT Austin physicist and astronomer DeWitt-Morette established L’École de Physique des Houches, a school that  revitalized physics in post-World War II Europe and influenced more than 20 individuals who later won Nobel Prizes or Fields Medals. An officer in the French Legion of Honor and recipient of the prestigious Marcel Grossman Award, DeWitt-Morette, along with her husband Bryce DeWitt, led a team of UT Austin researchers in the 1970s on a successful expedition to confirm aspects of Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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