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Speaker:
Franklin Hu
Is Gravity Just a Bad Case of Static Cling?

Date: 2013-04-27 Time: 07:00 - 09:00 US/Pacific (7 years 4 months ago)
America/Los Angeles: 2013-04-27 07:00 (DST)
America/New York: 2013-04-27 10:00 (DST)
America/Sao Paulo: 2013-04-27 11:00
Europe/London: 2013-04-27 14:00
Asia/Colombo: 2013-04-27 19:30
Australia/Sydney: 2013-04-28 01:00 (DST)

Where: Online Video Conference
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Description

Since the dawn of time the question has remained - what the heck is gravity? Newton described it and showed how it keeps the universe together, but he didn't have a clue as to how it worked. Others have said that it is a push and not a pull, others say it due to a universal expansion. The mainstream offers that gravity is leaking out of some 'brane' or it is due to gravitons or some such exotic mechanism. This presentation will explore some of these ideas. However, could it be that none of these are right and that we've ignored the solution that has been right under our noses the whole time? Could it be that gravity is just due to the electrostatic force? When we rub a balloon on our head and pick up neutrally charged pieces of paper which stick to the balloon, is this exactly the same force as gravity? This idea will be explored and debated.