At this year’s „Nobel Week Dialogue“ on 9 December, a selected group of Nobel laureates, world leading scientists as well as politicians and intellectuals discussed the implications of an aging world population. In her plenary contribution „Change and Growth – a Paradox?“ Ursula Staudinger spoke about the opportunities of societies of longer lives. Based on her research, she challenges the notion that aging and shrinking populations put an end to economic growth and innovation.
The Nobel Week Dialogue is a one-day event open to the public that takes place during the Nobel Week from 6-12 December. The various sessions and work groups shall explicitly contribute to overcome traditional borders between science and society.
Watch the session “Demographic Change: Causes and Consequences” with live talks from Jim Vaupel, Ursula Staudinger (at 28:00 min.) and Naohiro Ogawa.
The Future of Aging Reaches the Nobel Stage