Ilya Prigogine Theory

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Ilya Prigogine was a russian chemist, philosopher and physicists who mainly worked on dissipative structures. It is a theory that won him the nobel prize in 1977, it’s a theory about the physical system where order can appear when there is chaos. An example could be when you try to heat water from below and cool it from above, the warm water wants to go up while the cool water wants to down because of this clashing chaos between the warm and cool, it organize it self and bring order so the warm water can travel up and cool water can travel down without causing each other any disorder. This theory can be applied to many things like biology, computer science and etc, before this people would belief that divine beings were the cause of order but…show more content…
In 1967, he co-founded the center of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics or now known as the Center for Complex Quantum Systems. During this time he made many discoveries by working along his colleagues. He made and formulated statistics and mathematical models that can be used to predict how chemical reactions could produce complex and changing patterns. His theory of “Dissipative Structure” has many impact on biology. It was stated that an isolated physical system will lose it’s order and turn into chaos but Ilya said that as long as it receives energy and matter from external sources then it will soon have order again. In 1976, he received the Rumford Medal for his study in irreversible thermodynamics, then 1977 he won the nobel prize in chemistry for his theory of “Dissipative Structures”. Toward his final years, he was awarded the title Viscount in the Belgian Nobility by the King of Belgium in 1989. He wrote 20 books and co-author several books with Isabelle Stengers and he owned about 1000 articles. One of his famous books was ‘Lan Fin des certitudes’. In 1997 he became a co-founder of the International Commission on Distance Education or known as
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