Research interests: concept and theory development, modeling, evolution of ageing, demography, ageing research, mortality trajectories.
Annette Baudisch is Professor (MSO) at the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics. As mathematician and demographer by training with insights into biology, economics, and computer sciences, her research advances concepts, theories and methods to study age-patterns of mortality and fertility. Honored by the Max Planck Society with the Otto Hahn Medal 2007 for outstanding scientific achievements, her PhD thesis on “Inevitable Aging?” shook a paradigm. It opened a new field of research by changing the question of “why we age” to “why we age, but others do not”. Her formal distinction between the pace and the shape of aging earned the Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis. Her research has been published in Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as in a range of key disciplinary journals of Demography and Biology.