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Gravity described as thermodynamic entropy of quantum structure of spacetime.

A new theory elucidates the quantum structure producing gravity: as an extension of Einstein's geometrization of spacetime, professor Verlinde proposes a quantum "atomic" structure of spacetime in which changes in the information content, for instance from the changing positions and velocities of matter, produces an entropic force. As an entropic force, gravity arises from the ever inexorable increase of entropy occurring at the microscopic scale of spacetime pixelization.


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