AstroSem -- summer semester 2017

For the AstroSem of the Master of Astrophysics programme in the Summer Semester 2017 I propose the following paper:
"Merging binary black holes formed through chemically homogeneous evolution in short-period stellar binaries" by Ilya Mandel and Selma de Mink.
The paper suggests a new formation scenario to create binary black holes which merge within a Hubble time producing gravitational waves possibly detectable by the instruments of the Virgo and LIGO collaborations.

Contact me if you are interested!
In general I'm available to meet and discuss every day between 9.30(ish) and 18.30(ish), unless I'm travelling or there is a meeting or a seminar.