Is gravity just an emergent effect of entropy?

What If Gravity is Not A Fundamental Force? PBS Space Time

Premiered March 28, 2024
What If Gravity is Not A Fundamental Force?

Gravity might not be a more fundamental than the force of a stretched elastic band. Maybe gravity is just an entropic byproduct—an emergent effect of the universe’s tendency to disorder. If you allow entropy to keep you in your seat for a bit, I’ll tell you all about it.

About the Program

PBS Space Time

PBS Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth. Host Matt O'Dowd breaks down both the basic and incredibly complex sides of space and time.

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