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Predictions for neutron stars from holographic nuclear matter

Nicolas Kovensky, Aaron Poole, Andreas Schmitt

SciPost Phys. Proc. 6, 019 (2022) · published 31 May 2022

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XXXIII International Workshop on High Energy Physics


We discuss masses, radii, and tidal deformabilities of neutron stars constructed from the holographic Witten-Sakai-Sugimoto model. Using the same model for crust and core of the star, we combine our theoretical results with the latest astrophysical data, thus deriving more stringent constraints than given by the data alone. For instance, our calculation predicts - independent of the model parameters - an upper limit for the maximal mass of the star of about 2.46 solar masses and a lower limit of the (dimensionless) tidal deformability of a 1.4-solar-mass star of about 277.

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