Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Object Formerly Known as Gravity

Here is a recent NY Times article describing Erik Verlinde's argument that gravity is in fact a consequence "of the venerable laws of thermodynamics, which describe the behavior of heat and gases."

And here is a link to his paper (just another addition to my growing summer reading list):


Hopefully I'll get to it sooner rather than later now that my summer courses are done. Here's to wishful thinking.