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

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.

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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.

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## Publications

*The Geometry of Biological Time*. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 0-387-98992-7. (Second edition, first edition published 1980).

*When Time Breaks Down: The Three-Dimensional Dynamics of Electrochemical Waves and Cardiac Arrhythmias*. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-02402-2.

*Timing of Biological Clocks*. Scientific American Library, No 19. ISBN 0-7167-5018-X.

*Arthur T. Winfree (1942–2002)*. Journal of Theoretical Biology, No 230. pp. 433–439.