This series provides the chemical physics field with a forum for critical, authoritative evaluations of advances in every area of the discipline. This stand-alone special topics volume reports recent advances in electron-transfer research with significant, up-to-date chapters by internationally recognized researchers.
Stuart A. Rice received his master's and doctorate from Harvard University and was a Junior Fellow at Harvard for two years before joining the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1957 where he remains a well-known theoretical chemist who also does experimental research and is currently the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago. Professor Rice has served the university in a wide variety of capacities during his forty-eight year tenure. He served as the director of the James Franck Institute (the university's center for physical chemistry and condensed matter physics) from 1961 to 1967, was Chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1971 to 1976 and was Dean of the Physical Sciences Division from 1981 to 1995. In 1999 he received the National Medal of Science. In addition to his work at the University, he is currently on the Board of Governors at Argonne National Laboratory, managed by and affiliated with The University of Chicago, as well as Tel Aviv University. He has served as editor for Chemical Physics Letters, in addition to the series on Advances in Chemical Physics. He currently maintains a full research lab but has retired from teaching classes.
ILYA PRIGOGINE: HIS LIFE, HIS WORK 1 By Radu Balescu TIME ASYMMETRY IN NONEQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS 83 By Pierre Gaspard QUANTUM AND CLASSICAL DYNAMICS OF NONINTEGRABLE SYSTEMS 135 By Ilya Prigogine, Tomio Petrosky, and Gonzolo Ordonez STATISTICAL MECHANICS OF A GRAVITATIONAL PLASMA 153 By Yves Pomeau INVERSE PROBLEMS FOR REACTION-DIFFUSION SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATION TO GEOGRAPHICAL POPULATION GENETICS 173 By Marcel O. Vlad and John Ross CARNOT EFFICIENCY REVISITED 189 By C. Van den Broeck DNA IN CHROMATIN: FROM GENOME-WIDE SEQUENCE ANALYSIS TO THE MODELING OF REPLICATION IN MAMMALS 203 By A. Arneodo, B. Audit, E. B. Brodie of Brodie, S. Nicolay, P. St. Jean, Y. d'Aubenton-Carafa, C. Thermes, M. Touchon, and C. Vaillant BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS AS TEMPORAL DISSIPATIVE STRUCTURES 253 By Albert Goldbeter Author Index 297 Subject Index 311