Professor Dr. James W. Vaupel gives lecture February 4th at the University of Southern Denmark.
Mortality is being postponed at older ages! This finding, documented 16 years ago and bolstered and elaborated since, is a fundamental discovery about the biology of human ageing, a discovery with profound implications for individuals, society and the economy.
Remarkably, perhaps seemingly paradoxically, the rate of ageing seems to be constant across individuals and over time: It appears that death is being delayed because people are reaching older ages in better health. Research by demographers, epidemiologists and other biomedical researchers suggests that further progress is likely to be made in advancing the frontier of survival - and healthy survival - to higher and higher ages.
Professor Dr. James W. Vaupel is founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and visiting professor at the Research Unit of Epidemiology. For further information about his research, please visit:
The lecture will take place: 4th February between 14-15:00 p.m. at J.B. Winsløws Vej 9b (room 4.39).
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