Ilya Prigogine

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Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 28, 2003 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 28, 2003 (86)

About

Belgian physical chemist who is best known for his work on irreversible thermodynamics. He was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into dissipative structures.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry at the Free University of Brussels, where he later became a professor.

Trivia

He was born in Russia a few months before the Russian Revolution, and his family was forced to flee several years later due to their criticism of the Soviet Union.

Family Life

He had a son with his wife Maria Prokopowicz after marrying in 1961.

Associated With

His theories on determinism conflict with those of Albert Einstein's.