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Ilya Prigogine
Ilya Prigogine 1977.jpg
Born(1917-01-25)25 January 1917
Died28 May 2003(2003-05-28) (aged 86)
Alma materUniversité Libre de Bruxelles
Known forDissipative structures
AwardsNobel Prize for Chemistry (1977)
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry, Physics
InstitutionsUniversité Libre de Bruxelles
International Solvay Institute
University of Texas, Austin
Doctoral studentsAdi Bulsara
Radu Balescu
Dilip Kondepudi
Zili Zhang

Ilya Prigogine[1] (25 January 1917 – 28 May 2003) was a Belgian physical chemist of Russian Jewish descent.[2][3] He won the 1977 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. [4]

Prigogine studied chemistry at the Free University of Brussels. In 1950 he became a professor there. In 1959 he started teaching at the University of Texas at Austin in the United States.

Prigogine was married to Belgian poet Hélène Jofé. After their divorce, he married Polish-born chemist Maria Prokopowicz in 1961.[5]

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  1. Ilya Romanovich Prigogine (Russian: Илья́ Рома́нович Приго́жинLua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Category handler/data' not found.)
  2. Leroy, Francis (2003). A Century of Nobel Prize Recipients: Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine. CRC Press. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-203-01418-9 . 
  4., "Ilya Prigogine"; retrieved 2012-9-19.
  5. Prigogine, Ilya (2003). Is Future Given?. World Scientific. p. 97. ISBN 978-981-238-508-6 . 

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