Ilya Prigogine

Ilya Prigogine was a Belgian physical chemist known for his work on dissipative structures, complex systems, and irreversibility. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1977 for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics.


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  1. 1. From Being To Becoming

    The book explores the concept of time and its role in the physical sciences, presenting a new understanding of the universe as a dynamic, evolving entity. The author challenges traditional physics' emphasis on determinism and reversibility, arguing instead for a view of the world where irreversibility and the flow of time are fundamental to the laws of nature. Through a discussion of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and nonlinear dynamics, the book illustrates how the inclusion of time transforms our understanding of complex systems and leads to a new scientific framework that harmonizes the theories of classical and quantum mechanics.

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