Winfree, Arthur

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Winfree, Arthur Gender: M
Arthur Taylor Winfree
born on 15 May 1942 at 08:55 (= 08:55 AM )
Place St.Petersburg, Florida, 27n46, 82w41
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°03' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°21 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 27°07'

Arthur Winfree (1983)
photo: Gene Selkov, license cc-by-2.0


American theoretical biologist at the University of Arizona, 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, recipient of the 1989 Einthoven Prize for his work on ventricular fibrillation, and co-winner of 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. Arthur Winfree died on 5 November 2002, aged 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth notice, St. Petersburg Times, 16 May 1942, page 8, born at Mound Park Hospital.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (MacArthur Fellow, 1984-1989)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award