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Does Gerontologist Aubrey de Grey Want to Defy Death?IdeaFestival - The Kentucky CenterImpossible? Not necessarily according to Aubrey de Grey, scientist, editor-in-chief of the journal Rejuvenation Research and co-author of the 2007 book Ending Aging. His ideas challenge the most basic assumption that aging is inevitable. He argues instead that aging is a disease — one that can be cured if it’s approached as “an engineering problem.” His plan calls for forestalling disease and eventually radically pushing back death.Presented by Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation.Much more than a conference, the IdeaFestival is a catalyst for high-speed innovation, product development, and creative endeavors. This series of events attracts leading thinkers and curious minds from across the nation and around the globe.