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July 5, 2012 | New Publication

What the electric meter tells us about the birthrate

Species that use more energy live longer and have fewer children. But is this true of humans? After all, humans satisfy their appetite for energy through electrical outlets. more

June 14, 2012 | RostockĀ“s Eleven

Male and Female: a Paradox unto Death

Men die earlier than women. But that was not always so, as long ago it was women who died earlier. Why that is and what has changed - these are questions addressed by MPIDR-scientist Svenja Weise.

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June 1, 2012 | News

MPIDR-Director James Vaupel speaking at the Baltic Sea States Summit

James W. Vaupel held a discussion panel on demographic change at the summit. His appeal to the politicians: “The 21st century will be a century of the redistribution of work.” more

May 31, 2012 | News

10th Birthday of the Human Mortality Database

The Human Mortality Database is a collection of detailed population and mortality data, created to support research in longevity. It has celebrated its 10th anniversary in May. more

May 30, 2012 | News

Congratulations!

Pavel Grigoriev from the Laboratory of Demographic Data has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. In his studies, he analyzed mortality data in Belarus. more

May 18, 2012 | In the press

Having kids does make us happy

An article published in the newspaper USAtoday does away with the myth that childless people are happier than parents. The article is based on research among other carried out by MPIDR-researcher Mikko Myrskylä. more

May 16, 2012 | Event

Workshop on Evolutionary Demography

From June 6-8, a workshop on evolutionary demography will take place at the MPIDR. The aim of the organizers is to bring together scientists who are working in this growing field of research.  more

May 15, 2012 | Poster award

How influenza pandemics spread

MPIDR-Researchers Carlo Giovanni Camarda and Jim Oeppen have been awarded a prize for their poster showing a new approach to the analysis of influenza pandemics.  more

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