August 11-15, 2014


19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
« 40 years of European White Dwarf Workshops (1974-2014) »
Montréal, Canada, August 11-15, 2014


Dear Colleagues,

This is the final announcement for our conference. Important information below, so please read carefully.

The conference programme is now available on our webpage (

Note that the conference venue has changed to another building on the campus. Everything will now be at the Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant, much closer to the metro station (

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPC). Detailed information and templates will be available soon on our webpage. Note that oral contributions will be limited to 5 pages and poster contributions to 4 pages. Also, a maximum of 2 contributions per participant will be allowed.

Talks are 15 minutes + 2 minutes for questions. Given the relatively packed schedule, we will be very strict regarding the length of the talks. Please prepare accordingly. We recommend that you load and test your presentation on our laptop during the coffee break prior to your session in order to avoid any loss of time.

You can put up your poster (maximum size 100 x 120 cm) at the space reserved by a tag with your assigned number, on Monday morning starting at 8:00 am. Fixing material will be available. Posters are on display all week.

If you have not done it yet, please indicate your choice of meal for the
social event on Tuesday evening (

If you are attending the welcome reception on Sunday (starting at 6 pm), we highly recommend an early afternoon arrival on site in order to take the opportunity to visit the various «Space for Life» exhibits, which include the Biodôme, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden, and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, all located next to the Olympic Stadium (plan at least 1h30-2h per exhibit you are interested in). More information on these visits can be found here:

If you have guests at the welcome reception and/or the Fourquet-Fourchette social event on Tuesday, please be ready to pay for them (cash only) either upon arrival at the top of the Tour at the Olympic Stadium or on Monday (we will hunt you down!). Prices for guests are 20$ for the reception and 60$ for the Fourquet-Fourchette.

Internet access will be available at the conference venue.

You can probably find the answer to all your questions concerning the conference on our webpage: . If you do not, you can always send an email to

We are looking forward to see you in Montreal and wish you a safe trip!

On behalf of the LOC and the SOC,

Patrick Dufour
Montréal, July 29th, 2014



2nd Announcement


Dear Colleagues,

The preparation of our conference is progressing and this announcement is to give you an update on the most important developments. For all the details, please visit the conference webpage:


  • Early-registration: May 16th
  • Abstract submission (talk/poster): June 1st


The conference will be held on the campus of the Université de Montréal in the E-310 auditorium of the Pavillon Roger-Gaudry (see maps on the conference webpage). It is within walking distance of the university residences and one of the recommended hotels. The campus is also easily accessible from downtown hotels via a 15-20 minute bus ride or metro. Since Montreal is a busy touristic place in the summer, it would be wise to book your hotel as early as possible in order to benefit from the conference preferential rates. All the hotel and campus residence information can be found on the conference webpage.


If you are interested in participating please fill out the registration form on our webpage. You can also submit, in a separate step, an oral or a poster contribution. Please note that all oral contributions must be approved by the Scientific Organizing Committee (after June 1st); in cases where an oral contribution cannot be scheduled, the registrant's abstract will be accepted as a poster contribution.

The conference fee is 400 $ CAN (350 + tax) for early registration, and 550 $ CAN (480 + tax) for late registration, payable by VISA or MasterCard. The registration fee includes a copy of the proceedings, the opening reception at the top of the Tower of the Olympic Stadium (on Sunday evening before the conference), the social event at the Fourquet Fourchette (on Tuesday), and coffee breaks. The conference banquet is charged separately (75 $ CAN per person). All contributions (talks and posters) will be printed in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPC).


The main airport is the Montréal-Trudeau airport. You can take a taxi from the airport (about $45 for a trip downtown) or use the airport downtown shuttle or bus services. The easiest way to go downtown is to take the 747 Aéroport P.-E.-Trudeau / Centre-Ville shuttle (see our webpage for details).

Citizens of certain countries and territories may need a visa to visit or transit trough Canada. Follow this link for further information: .

The easiest way to get around the city is by metro. The Montreal metro network is composed of 65 stations distributed on 4 lines. The regular cost is 3$ per passage but it is also possible to purchase at each metro station a one day, 3-day, or weekly pass (see our webpage for details). These can also be purchased at the airport near the 747 airport shuttle departure.


We have limited funds available for financial support of graduate students, with a higher priority given to students travelling from outside North America. Please indicate on the registration form if you need support.


Looking forward to see you all in Montréal this summer!

On behalf of the LOC,

Patrick Dufour

Montréal, March 1st, 2014


1st Announcement

We are pleased to announce the 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, to be held in Montreal, Canada on August 11-15th, 2014. This meeting will be marking the 40th anniversary of this series of workshops which started in Kiel, Germany, in 1974.

The topics to be covered at the conference will be similar to those of the previous meetings. Therefore, contributions in all areas of white dwarf (WD) research are welcome, including properties of WDs in binaries, but excluding the general fields of CVs, sdB stars and planetary nebulae. A tentative list of topics is:

  • WD structure and evolution
  • Progenitors and central stars of planetary nebulae
  • Binaries: WDs in CVs, double degenerates, WD/brown dwarf systems, etc.
  • WD's dust disks and planetary systems
  • Atmospheres, chemical composition, magnetic fields
  • Pulsating WDs
  • WDs in stellar clusters and in the halo
  • WDs as SN Ia progenitors
We would like to maintain the spirit of previous conferences, thus allowing for oral contributions of around 20 minutes. Poster contributions are also welcome. Please inform any interested colleagues, as our mailing list might be incomplete. If you wish to be removed from our list, please notify us by email ( Details about registration, publication of the proceedings, travel and accommodation and local information will be posted later on the conference web page.