News & Press Releases

October 13, 2015 | News

Mikko Myrskylä receives Jutikkala Prize

MPIDR director Mikko Myrskylä has been awarded the Jutikkala Prize by the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters on October 12. The prize brings a cash award of 15.000 euros. more

October 13, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Social influence in networks

On October 21, mathematician Tom Snijders will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will explain how to study peer influence in networks using the stochastic actor-oriented model. more

October 9, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

The theory of planned behavior

On October 19, psychologist Icek Ajzen from the University of Massachusetts will give a lecture about the theory of planned behavior at the MPIDR. The theory is one of the most popular and widely applied reasoned action models. more

October 8, 2015 | Demografische Forschung aus Erster Hand

Is there a guide to long life?

At age 40, Finns, Swedes, and Norwegians have reached the mid-point of life. Whether an individual has more or fewer than 40 additional years to live after reaching age 40 depends on the person’s sex. But almost as important as sex in determining life expectancy is whether the person belongs to the so-called “vanguard”. more

October 3, 2015 | News

East-West divide in life expectancy is vanishing

A study by MPIDR researchers Sebastian Klüsener and Rembrandt Scholz that shows that the east-west divide in life expectancy is vanishing has attracted considerable attention from the media. An overview of the articles published on this topic. more

September 14, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

The Theory of Demographic Metabolism

On September 22, Wolfgang Lutz, director of  the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will explain how to apply the Theory of Demographic Metabolism can be applied to World Population and Human Capital Projections. more

August 20, 2015 | Suessmilch Lecture

Slow fertility transition in Africa

On September 3, John Bongaarts, vice president at the Population Council,  will give a lecture at the MPIDR. He will address the question of why fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa was later and is slower than in the developing world. more

August 18, 2015 | Max Planck Research

A touch of immortality

The main topic of the current issue of the quarterly Max Planck Research is dedicated to the topic of aging. One article in this issue is about a long-term project of the MPIDR, in which researchers are trying to figure out why the freshwater polyp Hydra does not age. more

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