News & Press Releases

February 4, 2015 | News


The MPIDR welcomes the new cohort of the MaxNetAging Research School. Since February 2, 2015, 12 participants from six countries have been staying at the Institute for six months. more

February 3, 2015 | News


On January 27, MPIDR-researcher Maarten Wensink has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Leiden, Netherlands. In his dissertation, he evaluated current theories on the evolutionary basis of aging. more

January 9, 2015 | News


On January 8, 2015, former MPIDR-researcher Felix Rößger has successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Rostock. In his dissertation, he focused on migration processes, taking a demographic perspective. more

December 18, 2014 | News


On December 17, MPIDR-researcher Tomasz F. Wrycza has successfully defended his PhD at the University of Rostock. His doctoral work provides the mathematical foundations for an approach to aging that is still new. more

December 8, 2014 | News

Jim Vaupel at the Nobel Week Dialogue

On 9th December the Nobel Week Dialogue will be held in Stockholm. The Dialogue is a full-day-event where representatives from politics, society and the scientific community – among them many Nobel Laureates – come together to engage in dialogue on aging society. MPIDR-Director Jim Vaupel will take an active part in the discussions. more

November 24, 2014 | News

What role do friends and family play in the decision to emigrate?

In her doctoral dissertation, MPIDR-researcher Anna Klabunde has developed a model that allows for simulations to be done on interactions in human networks. She used the model to show what role the network of family and friends play in the decision to emigrate, exemplified by Mexican migrants. She has now been awarded a price for her work. more

November 21, 2014 | Blog Post

Older, smarter, greener, and more productive

It is commonly believed that demographic change poses a danger to society. The two MPIDR-researchers Fanny Kluge and Tobias Vogt have a more differentiated view, though. In this contribution they show how we could even benefit from demographic change. more

November 10, 2014 | New database

COMPADRE: Worldwide achievement for plant demography

A new database with demographics of a unique worldwide coverage of plant species called „COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database“ went online today at www.compadre-db.org. more

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