- Category : 1942-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Dedication 1
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.