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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gravity Doesn't Exist?

This paper argues that gravity "doesn't exist." More specifically the author Erik Verlinde, described by the New York Times as a respected string theorist and professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam, says gravity is emergent from the laws of thermodynamics.

If you have difficulty understanding the paper, do not be alarmed, according to this article in the Times: "some of the best physicists in the world say they don’t understand Dr. Verlinde’s paper, and many are outright skeptical."

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