About the Author
Gregoire Nicolis studied engineering at the Technical University of Athens and received his doctorate in physics from the Universite libre de Bruxelles, where he is currently Professor Emeritus at the Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems. His research focuses on the theory of irreversible processes, nonlinear phenomena, and complex systems. Dominique Maes is a Professor at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research focuses on microgravity and the crystallization of proteins in space. Series Editors 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 is currently the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus. Aaron R. Dinner received his bachelor's degree and doctorate from Harvard University, after which he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford and the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the faculty at The University of Chicago in 2003.