Cécile DeWitt-Morette at her desk in her office in R.L. Moore Hall (University of Texas at Austin, News and Information Service / L. Murphy)

From Wartime Devastation To Academic Discrimination, Cécile DeWitt-Morette Overcame It All

French-American mathematical physicist Cécile DeWitt-Morette, who died on May 8 at the age of 94, could abide no obstacle. With her frank demeanor, penetrating eyes, and short-cropped pixie haircut, she projected an air of earnest mission, like a solo pilot determined to set new records. While she deeply loved and respected her more…

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Paul Halpern

Paul Halpern

Physicist and science writer. Author of Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect