Public lecture: A revolution in theoretical physics?


Join cosmologist Dr Erik Verlinde for his public lecture at Perimeter Institute on October 4, 2017: A new view on gravity and the dark side of the cosmos



Science has come a long way since the time of Einstein and Newton and, in most circumstances, their theories continue to stand. However, in the face of increasingly complex research in string theory and black hole physics, are our our views on time, space and gravity about to drastically change?

Dr Erik Verlinde from University of Amsterdam will be tackling this topic and discussing the deep connection between the structure of spacetime and the origin of gravity at his October 4 public lecture at Perimeter Institute.

At this sold out event, Verlinde will be asking the big questions surrounding the nature of dark matter and dark energy while presenting the latest research in string theory and black hole physics. He will explore the suggestion that gravity is not a fundamental force of nature, but rather an emergent phenomenon. That is, that gravity is a side-effect, not a cause, of what happens in the universe.

The implications of this research could see us on the brink of a new scientific revolution that will radically change our view of the universe.

Tune in to the live stream of this unmissable lecture below on October 4 at 7pm ET, or October 5 at 9am AEST.




Sarah Condie is a freelance writer based in Melbourne.
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