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Arthur Winfree

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Nationality  USA
Children  Erik Winfree
Role  Professor of mathematics
Name  Arthur Winfree

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Born  May 15, 1942 St. Petersburg, Florida, United States (1942-05-15)
Notable awards  Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics
Died  November 5, 2002, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Fields  Mathematical and theoretical biology
Education  Princeton University (1970), Cornell University
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship
Books  The geometry of biologi, When time breaks down, The timing of biological

Institutions  University of Arizona

[Wikipedia] Arthur Winfree

Arthur Taylor Winfree (May 15, 1942 – November 5, 2002) was a theoretical biologist at the University of Arizona. He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.


Winfree was noted for his work on the mathematical modeling of biological phenomena: from cardiac arrhythmia and circadian rhythms to the self-organization of slime mold colonies and the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction. Winfree was a MacArthur Fellow from 1984 to 1989 and shared the 2000 Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics with Alexandre Chorin.

He was the father of Erik Winfree, another MacArthur Fellow and currently a professor at the California Institute of Technology, and Rachael Winfree, currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University.


Professorial history
  • 1965 Bachelor of Engineering Physics, Cornell University
  • 1970 Ph.D. in Biology, Princeton University
  • 1969–1972 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
  • 1972–1979 Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
  • 1979–1986 Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
  • 1986–2002 Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • 1989–2002 Regents Professor, University of Arizona
  • Awards and honors


  • Arthur T. Winfree (2001). The Geometry of Biological Time. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-98992-7.  (Second edition, first edition published 1980).
  • Arthur T. Winfree (1987). When Time Breaks Down: The Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Electrochemical Waves and Cardiac Arrhythmias. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-02402-2. 
  • Arthur T. Winfree (1987). Timing of Biological Clocks. Scientific American Library, No 19. ISBN 0-7167-5018-X. 
  • Editorial (2004). Arthur T. Winfree (1942–2002). Journal of Theoretical Biology, No 230. pp. 433–439. 
  • References

    Arthur Winfree Wikipedia