The Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and
The Center's Research
An Overall Glimpse at the Center's Research|
Want to get an overall view of the Center's research mission? Follow this link to read a summary of our research topics,and learn how the work of Prof. Ilya Prigogine continues to inspire new lines of research into nonlinear dynamics and time-irreversible systems.
Time-Irreversibility in Three-Body Scattering
The complex evolution of three bodies undergoing a simultaneous collision has long made it one of the most interesting and fruitful systems for study in physics. Using a mechanical formalism developed in part by Prof. Prigogine, researchers at the Center have found new evidence of time irreversiblity in the quantum version of this system. Follow this link to find out how this system may reveal clues to the nature of the arrrow of time.