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:

http://www.scientificblogging.com/hammock_physicist/holographic_hot_horizons

http://www.scientificblogging.com/hammock_physicist/it_bit_case_gravity

Here are some clarifying comments from Verlinde:

http://motls.blogspot.com/2010/01/erik-verlinde-comments-about-entropic.html

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