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Ilya Prigogine
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Born (1917-01-25)25 January 1917
Died 28 May 2003(2003-05-28) (aged 86)
Nationality Belgian
Alma mater Université Libre de Bruxelles
Known for Dissipative structures
Awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1977)
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry, Physics
Institutions Université Libre de Bruxelles
International Solvay Institute
University of Texas, Austin
Doctoral advisor Théophile de Donder
Doctoral students Adi Bulsara
Radu Balescu
Dilip Kondepudi
Zili Zhang

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

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.

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