DeWittMorette, Cécile
Overview
Works:  254 works in 949 publications in 7 languages and 9,705 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Biographies History 
Roles:  Editor, Author, Publishing director, Other, Contributor, Collector, htt, Honoree, edi, Illustrator, Engraver, Publisher 
Classifications:  QC20.7.A5, 515 
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Most widely held works about
Cécile DeWittMorette
 Oral history interview with Felix Pirani by F. A. E Pirani( )
 Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg by Joshua N Goldberg( )
 History of physics and educational topics by American Physical Society( )
 Cécile DeWittMorette Papers by Cécile DeWittMorette( )
 by John Archibald Wheeler( )
Most widely held works by
Cécile DeWittMorette
Functional integration : action and symmetries by
Pierre Cartier(
)
19 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this text, Cartier and DeWittMorette, using their complementary interests and expertise, successfully condense and apply the essentials of Functional Integration to a great variety of systems, showing this mathematically elusive technique to be a robust, user friendly and multipurpose tool
19 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this text, Cartier and DeWittMorette, using their complementary interests and expertise, successfully condense and apply the essentials of Functional Integration to a great variety of systems, showing this mathematically elusive technique to be a robust, user friendly and multipurpose tool
Analysis, manifolds, and physics by
Yvonne ChoquetBruhat(
Book
)
76 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
76 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pursuit of quantum gravity : memoirs of Bryce DeWitt from 1946 to 2004 by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
)
22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1946 is the year Bryce DeWitt entered Harvard graduate school. Quantum Gravity was his goal and remained his goal throughout his lifetime until the very end. The pursuit of Quantum Gravity requires a profound understanding of Quantum Physics and Gravitation Physics. As G.A. Vilkovisky commented, "Quantum Gravity is a combination of two words, and one should know both. Bryce understood this as nobody else, and this wisdom is completely unknown to many authors of the flux of papers that we see nowadays." Distingished physicist Cecile DeWittMorette skillfully blends her personal and scientific account with a wealth of her late husband's often unpublished writings on the subject matter. This volume, through the perspective of the leading researcher on quantum gravity of his generation, will provide an invaluable source of reference for anyone working in the field. "I found the book both instructive and fascinating. Bryce DeWitt and Cécile DeWittMorette formed the most creative couple in physics that I have ever read about, heard about or, in this case, been privileged to know. Bryce started work on the problem of quantum gravity in the late 1940s, long before it became fashionable, and continued to make trailblazing contributions until his death. Cécile, superbly trained and gifted in mathematics as well as physics, made many contributions to other fields of physics and also collaborated with Bryce from time to time. Now she has memorialized him in a way that only she could, framing the documented story of his lifelong quest with an account from her unique vantage point. Fortunately, this includes a discussion of functional integration, a field in which her work is of fundamental significance." John Stachel, Director, Center for Einstein Studies, Boston University These wonderful memoirs were produced by DeWitt's partnerinlifeandscience, Cécile Morette (épouse DeWitt). They contain extracts of DeWitt's own writings, many of them gems, embedded in an expository matrix crafted by Morette that makes the gems shine more brightly. We see Morette making the foundations of DeWitt's physics (functional integrals) mathematically reliable, we catch brief glimpses of their life together, but mostly we see DeWitt's seminal ideas and discoveries about the laws of nature, placed in a historical and philosophical context. Besides compelling pieces aimed at specialists, these memoirs also contain treasures that will delight and inform the more general reader: Why Physics? (a letter from DeWitt to his grandson about the nature of physics and mathematics, and physicists and mathematicians); documents in which DeWitt transforms a wealthy entrepreneur's passion for antigravity aircraft into a passion for fundamental physics; the history of the WheelerDeWitt equation for the wave function of the universe, the history of the Many Worlds (paralleluniverses) interpretation of quantum mechanics, and a carefully crafted letter explaining DeWitt's view of researchers whom the establishment labels "crackpots". When I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down; I read it cover to cover with enjoyment and delight. Kip Thorne, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
22 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1946 is the year Bryce DeWitt entered Harvard graduate school. Quantum Gravity was his goal and remained his goal throughout his lifetime until the very end. The pursuit of Quantum Gravity requires a profound understanding of Quantum Physics and Gravitation Physics. As G.A. Vilkovisky commented, "Quantum Gravity is a combination of two words, and one should know both. Bryce understood this as nobody else, and this wisdom is completely unknown to many authors of the flux of papers that we see nowadays." Distingished physicist Cecile DeWittMorette skillfully blends her personal and scientific account with a wealth of her late husband's often unpublished writings on the subject matter. This volume, through the perspective of the leading researcher on quantum gravity of his generation, will provide an invaluable source of reference for anyone working in the field. "I found the book both instructive and fascinating. Bryce DeWitt and Cécile DeWittMorette formed the most creative couple in physics that I have ever read about, heard about or, in this case, been privileged to know. Bryce started work on the problem of quantum gravity in the late 1940s, long before it became fashionable, and continued to make trailblazing contributions until his death. Cécile, superbly trained and gifted in mathematics as well as physics, made many contributions to other fields of physics and also collaborated with Bryce from time to time. Now she has memorialized him in a way that only she could, framing the documented story of his lifelong quest with an account from her unique vantage point. Fortunately, this includes a discussion of functional integration, a field in which her work is of fundamental significance." John Stachel, Director, Center for Einstein Studies, Boston University These wonderful memoirs were produced by DeWitt's partnerinlifeandscience, Cécile Morette (épouse DeWitt). They contain extracts of DeWitt's own writings, many of them gems, embedded in an expository matrix crafted by Morette that makes the gems shine more brightly. We see Morette making the foundations of DeWitt's physics (functional integrals) mathematically reliable, we catch brief glimpses of their life together, but mostly we see DeWitt's seminal ideas and discoveries about the laws of nature, placed in a historical and philosophical context. Besides compelling pieces aimed at specialists, these memoirs also contain treasures that will delight and inform the more general reader: Why Physics? (a letter from DeWitt to his grandson about the nature of physics and mathematics, and physicists and mathematicians); documents in which DeWitt transforms a wealthy entrepreneur's passion for antigravity aircraft into a passion for fundamental physics; the history of the WheelerDeWitt equation for the wave function of the universe, the history of the Many Worlds (paralleluniverses) interpretation of quantum mechanics, and a carefully crafted letter explaining DeWitt's view of researchers whom the establishment labels "crackpots". When I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down; I read it cover to cover with enjoyment and delight. Kip Thorne, The Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology
Black holes by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
21 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Cours de l'Ecole de Ete de Physique Theorique, Les Houches, 1972
21 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Cours de l'Ecole de Ete de Physique Theorique, Les Houches, 1972
Relativité, groupes et topologie. Relativity, groups and topology. Lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1963 session
of the Summer School of Theoretical Physics, University of Grenoble by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
13 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Optique et électronique quantiques : Quantum optics and electronics. Lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1964 session
of the Summer School of Theoretical Physics, University of Grenoble by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
29 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
29 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lowtemperature physics : lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1961 session of the Summer School of Theoretical Physics,
University of Grenoble by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
31 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
31 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problème à N corps. Manybody physics by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
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)
21 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geophysique extérieure. Geophysics: the earth's environment. Lectures delivered at Les Houches, during the 1962 session by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
25 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analysis, manifolds, and physics. 92 applications by
Yvonne ChoquetBruhat(
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)
7 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physique nucléaire. Nuclear physics by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
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26 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statistical mechanics and quantum field theory by
HauteSavoie, France) Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches(
Book
)
20 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitational radiation and gravitational collapse by
International Astronomical Union(
Book
)
25 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relations de dispersion et particules élémentaires by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
21 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analysis, manifolds and physics by
Yvonne ChoquetBruhat(
)
11 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve problems have been added to the first edition; four of them are supplements to problems in the first edition. The others deal with issues that have become important, since the first edition of Volume II, in recent developments of various areas of physics. All the problems have their foundations in volume 1 of the 2Volume set Analysis, Manifolds and Physics. It would have been prohibitively expensive to insert the new problems at their respective places. They are grouped together at the end of this volume, their logical place is indicated by a number of parenthesis following the title
11 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve problems have been added to the first edition; four of them are supplements to problems in the first edition. The others deal with issues that have become important, since the first edition of Volume II, in recent developments of various areas of physics. All the problems have their foundations in volume 1 of the 2Volume set Analysis, Manifolds and Physics. It would have been prohibitively expensive to insert the new problems at their respective places. They are grouped together at the end of this volume, their logical place is indicated by a number of parenthesis following the title
Hautes énergies en astrophysique. High energy astrophysics. Lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1966 session of
the Summer School of Theoretical Physics, with a grant from NATO by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The many body problem. Le problème à N corps by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
13 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
13 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problèmes physiques dans les systèmes biologiques. Physical problems in biological systems. Edité par C. DeWitt [et] J.
Matricon by
Université de Grenoble(
Book
)
20 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physique des hautes energies. High energy physics. Lectures delivered at Les Houches during the 1965 session of the Summer
School of Theoretical Physics by HauteSavoie, France) Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches(
Book
)
3 editions published in 1965 in English and French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1965 in English and French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Functional integration : basics and applications by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
Book
)
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The program of the Institute covered several aspects of functional integration from a robust mathematical foundation to many applications, heuristic and rigorous, in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. It included analytic and numerical computational techniques. One of the goals was to encourage crossfertilization between these various aspects and disciplines. The first week was focused on quantum and classical systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom; the second week on field theories. During the first week the basic course, given by P. Cartier, was a presentation of a recent rigorous approach to functional integration which does not resort to discretization, nor to analytic continuation. It provides a definition of functional integrals simpler and more powerful than the original ones. Could this approach accommodate the works presented by the other lecturers? Although much remains to be done before answering "Yes," there seems to be no major obstacle along the road. The other courses taught during the first week presented: a) a solid introduction to functional numerical techniques (A. Sokal) and their applications to functional integrals encountered in chemistry (N. Makri). b) integrals based on Poisson processes and their applications to wave propagation (S.K. Foong), in particular a waverestorer or wavedesigner algorithm yielding the initial wave profile when one can only observe its distortion through a dissipative medium. c) the formulation of a quantum equivalence principle (H. Kleinert) which. given the flat space theory, yields a welldefined quantum theory in spaces with curvature and torsion
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The program of the Institute covered several aspects of functional integration from a robust mathematical foundation to many applications, heuristic and rigorous, in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. It included analytic and numerical computational techniques. One of the goals was to encourage crossfertilization between these various aspects and disciplines. The first week was focused on quantum and classical systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom; the second week on field theories. During the first week the basic course, given by P. Cartier, was a presentation of a recent rigorous approach to functional integration which does not resort to discretization, nor to analytic continuation. It provides a definition of functional integrals simpler and more powerful than the original ones. Could this approach accommodate the works presented by the other lecturers? Although much remains to be done before answering "Yes," there seems to be no major obstacle along the road. The other courses taught during the first week presented: a) a solid introduction to functional numerical techniques (A. Sokal) and their applications to functional integrals encountered in chemistry (N. Makri). b) integrals based on Poisson processes and their applications to wave propagation (S.K. Foong), in particular a waverestorer or wavedesigner algorithm yielding the initial wave profile when one can only observe its distortion through a dissipative medium. c) the formulation of a quantum equivalence principle (H. Kleinert) which. given the flat space theory, yields a welldefined quantum theory in spaces with curvature and torsion
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Atmosphere Bergmann, Peter Gabriel Biophysics Black holes (Astronomy) Bondi, Hermann DeWitt, Bryce S.(Bryce Seligman), Differentiable manifolds Dirac, P. A. M.(Paul Adrien Maurice), Dispersion relations Free electron theory of metals General relativity (Physics) Geophysics Gravitation Gravitational collapse Gravitational waves Group theory Human body Integration, Functional Klein, Oskar Low temperatures Manifolds (Mathematics) Manybody problem Mathematical analysis Mathematical physics Misner, Charles W Nuclear astrophysics Nuclear physics OhioWrightPatterson Air Force Base Particles (Nuclear physics) Physicists PhysicsPhilosophy PhysicsResearch Pirani, F. A. E.(Felix Arnold Edward), Quantum electronics Quantum field theory Quantum gravity Quantum optics Quantum theory Relativity Rosenfeld, L.(Leon), Scattering (Physics) Schild, Alfred, Sciama, D. W.(Dennis William), StarsRadiation Statistical mechanics Superconductivity United States United States.Navy University of Rochester Wheeler, John Archibald,
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Cécile DeWittMorette French mathematician and physicist
Cécile DeWittMorette Mathematician, physicist
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