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Steven PRICE
“Gravity”
Gravity (2013)

Congratulations to composer Stephen Price, winner of the Oscar for Best Original Score, Gravity.

  • While accepting his Best Director Golden Globe Alfonso Cuaron will float as if in zero gravity but his hair will not.

Weekend News Read 20 October 2013.

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In space, no one can hear you scream “Action!”.

Morning News Read 8 October 2013.

Weekend News Read 6 October 2013.

NY TIMES: Netherlands scientist says gravity is an "illusion," which of course fails to explain the collapse of the Dutch soccer team RIMSHOT. »

It’s hard to imagine a more fundamental and ubiquitous aspect of life on the Earth than gravity, from the moment you first took a step and fell on your diapered bottom to the slow terminal sagging of flesh and dreams.

But what if it’s all an illusion, a sort of cosmic frill, or a side effect of something else going on at deeper levels of reality?

So says Erik Verlinde, 48, a respected string theorist and professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam, whose contention that gravity is indeed an illusion has caused a continuing ruckus among physicists, or at least among those who profess to understand it. Reversing the logic of 300 years of science, he argued in a recent paper, titled “On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton,” that gravity is a consequence of the venerable laws of thermodynamics, which describe the behavior of heat and gases.

“For me gravity doesn’t exist,” said Dr. Verlinde, who was recently in the United States to explain himself. Not that he can’t fall down, but Dr. Verlinde is among a number of physicists who say that science has been looking at gravity the wrong way and that there is something more basic, from which gravity “emerges,” the way stock markets emerge from the collective behavior of individual investors or that elasticity emerges from the mechanics of atoms.