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dewittphysics.utexas.edu

Position

Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor Emeritus in physics at The University of Texas at Austin and a leading theoretical physicist.

Research interests

He is pioneer in the development of the quantum theory of gravity.

With Professor Emeritus John A. Wheeler in physics, he also formulated the fundamental equation called the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation, which describes the wave function of the universe. His other scientific accomplishments have included applying his mathematical methods to the gauge theories, which are used to describe the forces between elementary particles.

Prizes and awards

2004 second recipient of the Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society for his broad range of original contributions to gravitational physics.

DeWitt’s previous honors include receiving the Dirac Medal from the Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy, the Pomeranchuk Prize of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics in Moscow, the Marcel Grossman Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Publications

The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory, Oxford University Press, 2003.

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