Emergent gravity: The thermodynamic key of space-time?

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Title Emergent gravity: The thermodynamic key of space-time?
Gravedad emergente: ¿La llave termodinámica del espacio-tiempo?
Creator Sánchez Hernández, Luis Miguel
Description We consider some aspects of the inciting relation between gravity and thermodynamics and describe how this has led to propose that gravity is not a fundamental interaction, but an emergent phenomenon with a statistical thermodynamic origin. To develop this idea, first, we briefly review the main aspects of black hole thermodynamics and the Unruh effect. Then, we present the work of T. Jacobson and outline the idea proposed by E. P. Verlinde that gravity is an entropic force. Finally, we discuss some of the consequences that follow from considering gravity as an emergent phenomenon and how this new concept may be important to solve some problems that current gravity models have failed to solve. 
Se exponen algunos aspectos de la incitante relación entre gravedad y termodinámica y cómo ésta ha llevado a proponer que la gravedad es un fenómeno emergente de origen termodinámico-estadístico más que una interacción fundamental. Para desarrollar esta idea, se presenta una breve revisión de los aspectos principales de la termodinámica de agujeros negros y el efecto Unruh. Después, se discute el trabajo de T. Jacobson y se esboza la noción de gravedad como fuerza entrópica propuesta por E. P. Verlinde. Finalmente, se discuten algunas implicaciones que resultan al considerar la gravedad como fenómeno emergente, en particular cómo este nuevo concepto puede ser importante para resolver algunos problemas que los modelos actuales de gravedad no han logrado solucionar. 
Publisher Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
Date 2020-08-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://cienciaergosum.uaemex.mx/article/view/12930
Source CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol. 27 Núm. 4 (2020): Número especial "Retos de la física no lineal"
CIENCIA ergo-sum; Vol. 27 Núm. 4 (2020): Número especial "Retos de la física no lineal"
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