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Poems at Dusk
Poet and critic Peter Simonsen introduces us to the final works of WB Yeats who worked long into old age and strove to articulate the experience of physical decrepitude. Peter also offers us a haunting reading of the great Objectivist poet George Oppen's The Tongues. The sparse and fractured nature of the poem makes perfect sense when we learn that, at the end of his life, Oppen was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease which slowly but surely robbed him of the ability to speak and process words.
Peter Simonsen: BBC Radio 4; November 28, 2020.
PodCast: BBC Radio


D-IAS Chair co-leading international project that raises DDK 450 million

Kaare Christensen: D-IAS News; October 7, 2019.

How long can humans live?
Anthony Medford, James W Vaupel og Kaare Christensen: The Conversation; May 29, 2019.
Read online: The Conversation

How Long Can We Live?
Kaare Christensen: The Inqueiry; December 10, 2018.
Listen online: BBC - The Inquiry

Can we cheat ageing?
Kaare Christensen: BBC Future; December 10, 2018.
Read online: BBC Future

Lebenserwartung nach neuen Berchningen gestiegen
Kaare Christensen: Der; June 22, 2018.
Read online: Der Nordschleswiger

Age 50, the splendid time of life
Qihua Tan & Kaare Christensen: The Life Times, Beijing, China; May 11, 2018.
Full frontpage news with interviews given after publishing the book: "Age 50, the noon of life" (in Chinese).

Ageing research and the VELUX FONDEN
Ane Hendriksen sets out the VELUX FONDEN's commitment to supporting ageing research projects that contribute to improving the quality of life for elderly people.
EU : Health Europe; March 20, 2018.
Read online: Health Europe

Women are the stronger sex! They're more likely to survive famine, disease and violence
Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, James W Vaupel, Kaare Christensen et al.
Women live longer than men even during severe famines and epidemics; Zarulli V; PNAS 2018. Pubmed abstract
70 media appearances world wide on the publication. 
Press clippings: Danish and international media 

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Last Updated 18.10.2022