Gravity as an emergent entropic force

Erik Verlinde is a theoretical physicist who has published a paper that proposes an explanation of gravity as a non-fundamental force that arises from the second law of thermodynamics as applied to the holographic universe theory. It’s a concise, almost intuitive idea and if it withstands peer analysis from the scientific community, it would be an answer to a question that has stumped physicists since Newton.

The PDF on arxiv

There are two posts on The Hammock Physicist that offer a pretty high-level overview of the theory:

Here are some clarifying comments from Verlinde:


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