Trained as a chemist and philosopher, Isabelle Stengers has authored and coauthored more than twenty-five books and two hundred articles on the philosophy of science. In the 1970s and 1980s, she worked with Nobel Prize recipient Ilya Prigogine, with whom she wrote "Order out of Chaos: Man's New Dialogue with Nature." Her interests include chaos theory, the history of science, the popularization of the sciences, and the contested status of hypnosis as a legitimate form of psychotherapy. She is a professor of philosophy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Her books "Power and Invention: Situation Science" (1997), "The Invention of Modern Science" (2000), and "Cosmopolitics I" (2010) have been translated into English and published by the University of Minnesota Press.