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Gavrilov and Gavrilova, Leonid and Natalia

\gavrilov\ \ænd\ \gavrilova\, /ˈliənɪd/ \ænd\ /nəˈtɑljə/

Leonid Gavrilov and Natalia Gavrilova are prominent bio-demographers who applied the principles of reliability theory (the study of the failure of industrial systems) to human biology.

Their theory explains two phenomena associated with aging – the Gompertz Law of exponential increase in mortality rates together with the late-life mortality plateau (where mortality rates seem to level out at very old ages).

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