August 11-15, 2014


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Jeffrey ANDREWS Columbia University Constraining the Initial-Final Mass Relation Using Wide Double White Dwarfs
Jose Luis AVENDANO NANDEZ University of Alberta Testing common envelope on double white dwarf binaries
Karolina BAKOWSKA N. Copernicus Astronomical Center Analysis of eclipses in V1032 Ophiuchi
Sara BARBER University of Oklahoma Massive White Dwarfs with Infrared Excesses
Martin BARSTOW University of Leicester Refining our knowledge of the white dwarf mass-radius relation with HST observations of Sirius-type binaries
    Future observations of white dwarfs from space
Keaton BELL The University of Texas at Austin White dwarf pulsations in LSST
    The sixth extremely low-mass white dwarf pulsator
Pierre BERGERON Université de Montréal On the origin of hydrogen in DB white dwarfs
Carolina BERGFORS University College London Completing the census of infrared bright disks at nearby polluted white dwarfs
Stéphane BLONDIN Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille Constraints on the explosion mechanism and progenitors of Type Ia supernovae
Henri BOFFIN ESO, Chile Studying the binary central stars of planetary nebulae
Madelon BOURS University of Warwick The eclipsing double white dwarf binary CSS 41177.
Ian BRAKER University of Leicester The search for Transits around White Dwarfs
Pierre BRASSARD Université de Montréal Metal Accretion onto White Dwarfs. III. A Still Better Approach Based on the Coupling of Diffusion with Evolution
    Toward the next generation of evolutionary computations and application to white dwarfs
Irmela BUES Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg Germany  
Matthew BURLEIGH University of Leicester Photometric variability and rotation in magnetic white dwarfs
Annalisa CALAMIDA Space Telescope Science Institute First detection of the White-Dwarf Cooling Sequence of the Galactic Bulge
Fabiola CAMPOS UFRGS Probing the mixing of H and He in White Dwarf Stars atmosphere through Globular Clusters
Philip CARTER University of Warwick New results on AM CVn binaries from the SDSS
Sarah CASEWELL University of Leicester Open cluster members and the initial mass-final mass relation
Barbara CASTANHEIRA The University of Texas at Austin Targeting white dwarf stars in the HET Dark Energy Experiment
Silvia CATALAN University of Warwick Constraining the initial-final mass relationship using white dwarf binaries
Stephane CHARPINET IRAP/OMP/Toulouse Method and tools for an objective approach of white dwarf asteroseismology
Pierre CHAYER STScI Detection of arsenic in the atmospheres of dying stars
Chris CLEMENS UNC Chapel Hill  
Elena Ruxandra COJOCARU Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya/BarcelonaTech A study of the effects of metallicity on the population of Galactic disk white dwarfs
Alejandro H. CÓRSICO Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina Theoretical modeling of pulsating low-mass white dwarfs
    Uncertainties in the white dwarf core chemical profiles and their impact on asteroseismology of ZZ Ceti stars
    Constraining the neutrino magnetic dipole moment from DBV white dwarf pulsations
James DALESSIO University of Delaware Quasi-Periodic Variations of the Pulsation Frequencies of Three White Dwarfs: Detection of a Complicated Magnetic Cycle?
Antoine DARVEAU-BERNIER Université de Montréal  
John DEBES STScI Chasing the brightest white dwarfs with planetary systems
Erik DENNIHY University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
Saurav DHITAL Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Wide Stellar Binaries as Laboratories: Revisiting the White Dwarf Mass–Radius Relationship Using Gravitational Redshifts
Patrick DUFOUR Université de Montréal Magnetic atmosphere models of white dwarfs with heavy elements
Bart DUNLAP University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hot DQ White Dwarf Stars as Failed Type Ia Supernovae
Jean DUPUIS Agence spatiale canadienne New modeling of the Infrared Emission from White Dwarfs with Circumstellar Disks
    The Near-InfraRed Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS): Prospect for the Studies of White Dwarfs and their Environment
Ross FALCON University of Texas at Austin Absorption Measurements of Stark-broadened Hydrogen Balmer Line Shapes and Strengths at White Dwarf Photospheric Conditions
Jay FARIHI University College London Battle-Scarred Final Masses: White Dwarfs Hacked and Torn by Dying Giants
Gilles FONTAINE Université de Montréal Metal Accretion onto White Dwarfs. I. The Approximate Approach Based on Estimates of Diffusion Timescales
    Metal Accretion onto White Dwarfs. II. A Better Approach Based on Time-Dependent Calculations in Static Backgrounds
Alexandre FORTIER Université de Montréal Photometric and spectroscopic modelling of warm DQ stars.
Josh FUCHS University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
Boris GAENSICKE University of Warwick The frequency of metal-contamination in young DA white dwarfs
Enrique GARCIA-BERRO Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya A population synthesis study of the MS+WD population in the SDSS
Stephan GEIER ESO Garching The population of white dwarf binaries with hot subdwarf companions
Cynthia GENEST-BEAULIEU Université de Montréal Comparative analysis of atmospheric parameters obtained from the photometric and spectroscopic techniques
Nicola Pietro GENTILE FUSILLO University of Warwick White Dwarfs in SDSS DR10.
Krzysztof GESICKI Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland Constraints to post-AGB evolution speed and to IFMR derived from planetary nebulae
Noemi GIAMMICHELE Université de Montréal Determination of the Core Composition of ZZ Ceti Stars through Seismic Means
    Parametric modeling in action: High accuracy seismology of Kepler DAV stars
Alexandros GIANNINAS University of Oklahoma The Search for the Shortest Period Binary White Dwarfs: The Latest Results from the ELM Survey
Thomas GOMEZ University of Texas at Austin Improvements in Stark Broadening Calculations
Elizabeth GREEN Steward Observatory, University of Arizona High-speed photometric observations of ZZ Ceti white dwarf candidates
Sandra GREISS The University of Warwick White dwarfs in the Kepler field
Marcin HAJDUK Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center Evolution of the central stars of young planetary nebulae
JJ HERMES University of Warwick New light on interior processing of failed core-collapse supernovae
    Heavy metals in a light white dwarf: Abundances of the metal-rich, extremely low-mass GALEX J1717+6757
    A refined measurement of orbital decay in the 12.75-minute WD+WD binary J0651+2844
Yael HILLMAN Tel Aviv University Observational Signatures of SNIa Progenitors, as Predicted by Models
Jay HOLBERG Lunar and Planetary Lab (Univ. of Arizona) Commentary and Casual Observations on the SDSS DR7 Spectroscopic Sample
Mark HOLLANDS University of Warwick Evolved planetary systems around very cool and old white dwarfs
Jordi ISERN ICE-CSIC/IEEC Gamma-ray emission from the thermonuclear explosion of a white dwarf
Alina ISTRATE Argelander Institut fur Astronomie, Bonn Formation of low-mass helium white dwarfs in close binaries
Elizabeth JEFFERY James Madison University Deep Observations of the Open Cluster NGC 6253
Stefan JORDAN ARI, ZAH, University of Heidelberg, Germany White Dwarf Research with Gaia
Michael JURA UCLA A Pilot Search for Evidence of Extrasolar Earth-analog Plate Tectonics
David KAPLAN UW-Milwaukee Recent Millisecond Pulsar-White Dwarf Binary Discoveries
Steve KAWALER Iowa State University Rotation of White Dwarf Stars
S.O. KEPLER UFRGS - Brasil New White Dwarfs in SDSS DR10
David KILKENNY University of the Western Cape  
Agnes KIM Penn State Worthington Scranton Patterns emerging from the asteroseismic studies of DBVs
Yevgeni KISSIN University of Toronto / CITA Rotation and Strong Magnetism of White Dwarfs
Scot KLEINMAN Gemini Observatory Enhanced online version of the SDSS WD Catalog
Detlev KOESTER University of Kiel, Germany Carbon in hot DB white dwarfs
    Comments on the thermohaline instability in accreting white dwarfs
Sergey KORYAGIN Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy Sci. High transparency of photosphere plasma for electromagnetic waves polarized across strong magnetic field on white dwarfs
    Completely bound motion of electrons with positive energy near protons in a cool white dwarf photosphere plasma with strong magnetic field
Jurek KRZESINSKI Pedagogical University of Cracow Removing "Plateau" from Hot White Dwarf Luminosity Functions
Marco LAM University of Edinburgh White Dwarf Luminosity Function from PanSTARRS
Marilyn LATOUR Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte HD 188112, a He-core white dwarf in a binary system, pre-SN Ia candidate ?
James LIEBERT University of Arizona From SDSS DR7: Lessons on magnetic white dwarfs, composite spectra WD+dM, and progenitors of CVs
Marie-Michèle LIMOGES Université de Montréal Physical properties of the current census of white dwarfs within 40 pc of the Sun
Anthony Eugene LYNAS-GRAY University of Oxford  
Patrick M.MANSEAU Université de Montréal  
Bruce MARGON University of California, Santa Cruz  
Thomas MARSH University of Warwick Planets around White Dwarf Binaries
Georges MICHAUD Université de Montréal  
Marcelo Miguel MILLER BERTOLAMI Max Planck Institut für Astrophysik Post-AGB evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars.
    Testing anomalous energy losses in white dwarfs with the white dwarf luminosity function
    White dwarf models for low metallicity populations
Michael MONTGOMERY University of Texas Metal Accretion on White Dwarfs Revisited
Michele MONTGOMERY UCF Effects of Varying White Dwarf Mass in Naturally Tilted CV Disks
Anjum MUKADAM University of Washington Angular Momentum Evolution of the cataclysmic variable V455 Andromedae
Edmund NELAN STScI Dynamical Masses of Cool White Dwarfs in Double Degenerate Visual Binaries
Atsuko NITTA Gemini Observatory Time series spectroscopic and photometric observations of Massive DAV BPM37093
Terry OSWALT Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  
Magdalena OTULAKOWSKA-HYPKA N. Copernicus Astronomical Center Study of dwarf novae outbursts
Anna Francesca PALA University of Warwick CV WD masses and temperatures: a new synergy between HST/COS and VLT/X-Shooter
Margit PAPARO Konkoly Observatory Amplitude modulation in the ZZ ceti star GD 244
Steven PARSONS Universidad de Valparaíso High precision studies of white dwarfs in post common envelope binaries
Simon PREVAL University of Leicester A possible solution to the Lyman/Balmer line problem in hot DA white dwarfs
    Do the constants of nature couple to strong gravitational fields?
Judith PROVENCAL University of Delaware Nonlinear Analysis of Pulsating White Dwarf Lightcurves: Progress Towards an Empirical Map of Convection Parameters
    Whole Earth Telescope Observations of DA and DB pulsating White Dwarfs
Roberto RADDI University of Warwick White dwarfs in the Galactic plane: an outlook of the dispersed and clustered population.
    Is the oxygen-rich white dwarf SDSSJ1242+5226 accreting water-abundant debris?
Suzanna RANDALL ESO Garching  
Alberto REBASSA-MANSERGAS KIAA, Peking University The white dwarf luminosity, mass and age functions as revealed by the LAMOST survey of the Galactic Anti-Center.
Nicole REINDL University of Tübingen Hydrogen-deficient white dwarfs in the SDSS DR 10
    From a giant towards a white dwarf at record speed: The rapid evolution of the central star of the Stingray nebula.
    TheoSSA - Model WD Spectra on Demand: The Impact of Ne, Na, Mg, and iron-group elements on the Balmer lines
Marco ROCCHETTO University College London The fraction of infrared bright and hidden circumstellar debris at white dwarfs
Benoit ROLLAND Université de Montréal Model atmosphere analysis of the magnetic field in cool, hydrogen-line white dwarfs
Alejandra ROMERO UFRGS-Brazil The initial-final mass relation and its dependence with metallicity
Didier SAUMON Los Alamos National Laboratory Near-UV absorption in very cool DA white dwarfs
    Diffusion coefficients in white dwarfs
Hiromoto SHIBAHASHI University of Tokyo Pulsations of Pre-White Dwarfs with Hydrogen-dominated Atmospheres
Harry SHIPMAN University of Delaware  
Roberto SILVOTTI INAF-OATo WD planets with GAIA
Amélie SIMON Université de Montréal Cosmochronology in Action: Determination of the Mean Core Composition of the White Dwarfs in M67
Edward SION Villanova University The Thermal Evolution of CV White Dwarfs Through Thousands of Nova Explosions
Allyn SMITH Austin Peay State University Using White Dwarf Stars to Calibrate the Dark Energy Survey
Denis SULLIVAN Victoria University of Wellington The Frequency Stability of the Pulsating White Dwarf L19-2
    The Puoko-nui Photometers
Paula SZKODY U of Washington An Update on the Quirks of Pulsating, Accreting White Dwarfs
Helge TODT University of Potsdam Hydrogen deficient central stars of planetary nebulae
    The Born-again planetary nebulae Abell 30 and Abell78
Odette TOLOZA University of Warwick "GW Lib: a unique laboratory for white dwarf pulsations"
Santiago TORRES Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya/BarcelonaTech A population synthesis study of the white dwarf cooling sequence of 47~Tucanae
Pier-Emmanuel TREMBLAY Space Telescope Science Institute Calibration of the Mixing-Length Theory for White Dwarf Structures
    Derivation of the Stellar Formation History from White Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood
Valerie VAN GROOTEL Université de Liège The instability strip of ZZ Ceti white dwarfs
    A First Look at the Nonadiabatic Properties of Pulsating Accreting White Dwarfs of the GW Lib Type
Peter VAN HOOF Royal Observatory of Belgium The very fast evolution of the VLTP object V4334 Sgr
Gerard VAUCLAIR IRAP/OMP/Toulouse Fingering convection and its consequences for accreting white dwarfs
Ted VON HIPPEL Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Deriving the Ages of Field White Dwarfs
Frederick WALTER Stony Brook Evolution of Nova TrA 2008 into a V Sge look-alike: Persistent nuclear burning in a high mass-accretion rate post nova?
Brian WARNER University of Cape Town  
Aaron WEBSTER Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Deriving the Ages of Field White Dwarfs with Hydrogen, Helium, and Mixed Atmospheres
Klaus WERNER Universität Tübingen Trans-iron element abundances in the hot DO RE0503-289 and the prospective search for technetium
Kurtis WILLIAMS Texas A&M University-Commerce Two Candidate Type Ia Progenitors in the Open Cluster NGC 6633
David WILSON University of Warwick A Variable Gaseous Disc Around a Metal Polluted White Dwarf
Don WINGET University of Texas Astronomy Department The Ongoing Search for Planets Around White Dwarf Stars Using Pulsation Timings
Matt WOOD Texas A&M University-Commerce  
Siyi XU University of California, Los Angeles The Drop during Less than 300 days of a Dusty White Dwarf's Infrared Luminosity
Chenchong ZHU University of Toronto The physics and fates of merging carbon-oxygen white dwarf binaries
Staszek ZOLA Jagiellonian University  
Weikai ZONG Université de Toulouse, UPS-OMP/CNRS, IRAP. Evidence of resonant mode coupling in the pulsating DB white dwarf star KIC 8626021
Benjamin ZUCKERMAN UCLA The Occurrence of Wide-Orbit Planets in Binary Star Systems