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

Ilya Prigogine (25 January 1917 – 28 May 2003) was a Belgian physical chemist. 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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