Predictions for neutron stars from holographic nuclear matter

  title={Predictions for neutron stars from holographic nuclear matter},
  author={Nicolas Kovensky and Aaron R. Poole and Andreas Schmitt},
  journal={SciPost Physics Proceedings},
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… 

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