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Arthur Winfree in 1983
May 15, 1942|
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
|Died||November 5, 2002(aged 60)|
|Awards||Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics|
|Institutions||University of Arizona|
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
|1961||Westinghouse Science Talent Search Finalist|
|1982||John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship|
|1984||John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Prize|
|1989||The Einthoven Award (Netherlands Royal Academy of Science, InterUniversity Cardiology Institute, and Einthoven Foundation)|
|2000||AMS-SIAM Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics (shared with A. Chorin)|
|2001||Aisenstadt Chair Lecturer (Centre de Recherche Mathématiques, Université de Montréal)|
- 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.
- Johnson, George (22 November 2002). "Dr. Art Winfree, 60, Dies; Plumbed the Rhythms of Life". New York Times.
- "Arthur Winfree obituary". SIAM News.
- Strogatz, Steven (June 2003). "Obituary: Arthur Taylor Winfree". Physics Today. 56 (6): 74–75. doi:10.1063/1.4776726.
- Cohen, Joel E. (1982). "Review: The geometry of biological time, by Arthur T. Winfree" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 7 (1): 280–283. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1982-15036-4.