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Biography[ edit ] Prigogine was born in Moscow a few months before the Russian Revolution of , into a Jewish family. Because the family was critical of the new Soviet system , they left Russia in They first went to Germany and in , to Belgium , where Prigogine received Belgian nationality in His brother Alexandre — became an ornithologist. He was a member of numerous scientific organizations, and received numerous awards, prizes and 53 honorary degrees.

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Overview[ edit ] A dissipative structure is characterized by the spontaneous appearance of symmetry breaking anisotropy and the formation of complex, sometimes chaotic , structures where interacting particles exhibit long range correlations. Examples in everyday life include convection , turbulent flow , cyclones , hurricanes and living organisms. Dissipative systems can also be used as a tool to study economic systems and complex systems.

The dissipative structures considered by Prigogine have dynamical regimes that can be regarded as thermodynamic steady states, and sometimes at least can be described by suitable extremal principles in non-equilibrium thermodynamics. In his Nobel lecture, [4] Prigogine explains how thermodynamic systems far from equilibrium can have drastically different behavior from systems close to equilibrium.

Near equilibrium, the local equilibrium hypothesis applies and typical thermodynamic quantities such as free energy and entropy can be defined locally. One can assume linear relations between the generalized flux and forces of the system. Two celebrated results from linear thermodynamics are the Onsager reciprocal relations and the principle of minimum entropy production. One way to rigorously analyze such systems is by studying the stability of the system far from equilibrium.

Close to equilibrium, one can show the existence of a Lyapunov function which ensures that the entropy tends to a stable maximum. Fluctuations are damped in the neighborhood of the fixed point and a macroscopic description suffices. However, far from equilibrium stability is no longer a universal property and can be broken. In chemical systems, this occurs with the presence of autocatalytic reactions, such as in the example of the Brusselator.

If the system is driven beyond a certain threshold, oscillations are no longer damped out, but may be amplified. Mathematically, this corresponds to a Hopf bifurcation where increasing one of the parameters beyond a certain value leads to limit cycle behavior.

If spatial effects are taken into account through a reaction-diffusion equation , long-range correlations and spatially ordered patterns arise, [6] such as in the case of the Belousov—Zhabotinsky reaction. Systems with such dynamic states of matter that arise as the result of irreversible processes are dissipative structures.

Considering a dynamical system described by its state x.

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Overview[ edit ] A dissipative structure is characterized by the spontaneous appearance of symmetry breaking anisotropy and the formation of complex, sometimes chaotic , structures where interacting particles exhibit long range correlations. Examples in everyday life include convection , turbulent flow , cyclones , hurricanes and living organisms. Dissipative systems can also be used as a tool to study economic systems and complex systems. The dissipative structures considered by Prigogine have dynamical regimes that can be regarded as thermodynamic steady states, and sometimes at least can be described by suitable extremal principles in non-equilibrium thermodynamics. In his Nobel lecture, [4] Prigogine explains how thermodynamic systems far from equilibrium can have drastically different behavior from systems close to equilibrium.

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Doubling time Leverage points Limiting factor Negative feedback Positive feedback. In his later years, his work concentrated on the fundamental role of indeterminism in nonlinear systems on both the classical and quantum level. Hegel Martin Heidegger Heraclitus R. This is extremely interesting as large differences compared to conditions close to equilibrium had to be expected. Views Read Edit View history. Jackson Alexander Christakis Kenneth D. Retrieved 16 October It would look like a film played backwards.

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