News | November 23, 2011
European Latsis Prize 2011 for James Vaupel
MPIDR Director James W. Vaupel has been awarded the European Latsis Prize by the European Science Foundation (ESF) on November 23, 2011. The organization honoured James W. Vaupel for his lifetime achievements in the field of demography. “It is a recognition that this research is important for society, and it is getting on the map of science”, says James W. Vaupel in an interview.
Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society, was very pleased about the decision of the jury: “I cannot imagine anyone else who could be more suitable for this renowned award. The Max Planck Society is very proud that James Vaupel is among its scientific members.”
The prize, donated by the Latis Foundation since 1999, has a value of 100.000 Swiss Francs and is presented at the annual meeting of the ESF. The organization assigns the prize to “outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of European research"
Read the full text of a press release and an interview with James W. Vaupel published on the website of Population Europe. Population Europe is the collaborative network of Europe's leading demographic research centers.