News & Press Releases

April 20, 2015 | News

Suessmilch Lecture by Griffith Feeney now available online

On April 14 2015, demographer and statistician Griffith Feeney held a lecture about the problems in developing countries demography at the MPIDR. The video of the whole lecture is now online. more

April 14, 2015 | News


On April 13 Felix Ringelhan, a doctoral student at the MPIDR, has successfully defended his PhD. His dissertation focused on the aging processes of various basal animals, particularly Cnidaria. more

April 1, 2015 | Süßmilch Lecture

Six Outstanding Problems in Developing Country Demography

On April 14, 2015, demographer and statistician Griffith Feeney will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will address problems demographers face when investigating demographic issues in developing countries. more

March 19, 2015 | News


Former MPIDR-researcher Anne-Kristin Kuhnt has received a prize for young researchers at this year’s Annual Meeting of the German Society for Demography (DGD). more

February 21, 2015 | Supercentenarians

Jeanne Calment - a puzzle of longevity

140 years ago, on February 21, 1875, Jeanne Calment was born in the town of Arles, southern France. She died in 1997 at the ripe age of 122, with the longest confirmed human lifespan at record. Why she lived that long is a puzzle to researchers. more

February 10, 2015 | News

Elderly with higher education are less likely to use long-term care

In a new study, MPIDR-researcher Olga Grigorieva has shown that people with higher education are less likely to use long-term care than people with lower education. more

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

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