Gravity as an emergent phenomenon

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Can anybody suggest good reading material, introduction or review articles on this subject?
(I read and studied Carroll GR lecture notes, so everything at this level or below would be great.)

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Dopy me...
search EMERGENT GRAVITY right here in the forums....LOTs of discussions,
here is one:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=474303&highlight=emergent+gravity

Eric Verlinde has some cool stuff too
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=415011&highlight=loll

Also consider spin networks: in these models picture a geodesic dome......analogous to some prior home designs.....in the mathematical modesl, node points represent [space] volumes, edges (lines) represent [space] areas if I recall....what's the precise connection between space and gravity?? which comes first??

You might also consider Neil Turok and Paul Steinhardt's THE ENDLESS UNIVERSE where they discuss a cyclic universe where gravity powers brane kinetic energy....I forget what they have to say about the origins of each, if anything....
brief summary here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_Universe#The_Steinhardt.E2.80.93Turok_model
 
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thanks!!
 
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This thread is now almost two mos old...but maybe somebody still cares...an interesting paper which was referenced here in the forums:

Thermodynamics of Spacetime:
The Einstein Equation of State
Ted Jacobson (1995, 9 pages)

http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/gr-qc/pdf/9504/9504004v2.pdf
 

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