CERN Colloquium

On the Origin of Gravity, Dark Energy and Matter.

by Prof. Erik Verlinde (University of Amsterdam)

503-1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503-1-001 - Council Chamber


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Insights from black hole physics and developments in string theory strongly indicate that the gravity is derived from an underlying microscopic description in which it has no a priori meaning. Starting from first principles we argue that inertia and gravity are caused by the fact that phase space volume (or entropy) associated with the underlying microscopic system is influenced by the positions of material objects. Application of these ideas to cosmology leads to surprising new insights into the nature of dark energy and dark matter.
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Ignatios Antoniadis/PH-TH & Maria Spiropulu/PH-EP..............Tea and Coffee will be serve at 16h00

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