Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 80, Issue 5, pp 1036–1038 | Cite as

On thermodynamics and gravity

XIX International Moscow School of Physics (44th ITEPWinter School of Physics) and International School of Physics “QCD and Exotic Hadrons” February 16–23, 2016, Serpukhov, Russia/Elementary Particles and Fields Theory


A new entropic gravity inspired derivation of general relativity from thermodynamics is presented. This generalizes the “Thermodynamics of Spacetime” approach by T. Jacobson, which relies on the null Raychaudhuri evolution equation. Here the rest of the first law of thermodynamics is incorporated by using the null Damour–Navier–Stokes equation, known from the membrane paradigm for describing the tangential flow of deformations along a horizon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Center Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Petersburg Nuclear Physics InstituteNational Research Center Kurchatov InstituteGatchina, Leningrad oblastRussia

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