High Energy Theory Group Meeting: Degenerate stars in AdS/CFT
Matti Jarvinen, TAU
I will discuss the letter  and the long article  on holographic neutron stars (in the bulk). The authors consider a degenerate "star" of free fermions in AdS space, and argue that it is mapped to a certain degenerate fermion state in the dual CFT. They go on including the gravitational self-interactions of the fermions in the bulk, solving their effect on the star. They study the gravitational collapse of the star into a black hole, which is interpreted as a high density phase transition in the dual CFT.
 Holographic Neutron Stars Jan de Boer, Kyriakos Papadodimas, Erik Verlinde JHEP 1010 (2010) 020 [arXiv:0907.2695]
 Degenerate Stars and Gravitational Collapse in AdS/CFT Xerxes Arsiwalla, Jan de Boer, Kyriakos Papadodimas, Erik Verlinde JHEP 1101 (2011) 144 [arXiv:1010.5784]