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Claudia de Rham explores the true nature of this fundamental force as she struggles against received wisdom to get a new theory of ‘massive gravity’ recognised

13 April 2024

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13 April 2024

9:00 AM

The Beauty of Falling: A Life in Pursuit of Gravity Claudia de Rham

Princeton, pp.232, 20

The question of why things fall has puzzled our species since we crawled out from the darkness of our primitive ignorance. Aristotle was the first to offer a serious theory. He proposed that each of the four elements (earth, air, fire, water) had a natural place to which it innately wanted to return.

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