Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Emergent Gravity Disproved (

kdawson writes: "A paper up on the ArXiv claims to disprove the gravity-from-entropy theory of Erik Verlinde, which we discussed soon after he introduced the idea in a symposium late in 2009. Archil Kobakhidze says that experiments measuring the effect of gravity on quantum particles (neutrons in this case) match results expected from classical Newtonian gravity, not Verlindian entropic gravity. Here is Kobakhidze's paper (PDF)."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Emergent Gravity Disproved

Comments Filter:

As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie