June 29th, 2018 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

Here are some final details for the 21st European White Dwarf Workshop:

- Maps:
The maps from the Austin airport to campus and from campus to the Sunday evening reception are available at:
Austin airport to UT Campus
Sunday evening reception

- Sunday night reception: 5:30pm to 7:30pm 
The County Line on the Lake
5204 FM 2222, Austin, TX 78731 (off campus)
Please confirm your presence, until July 8th, by filling the survey at:

- Conference Venue:
Texas Union, Santa Rita and Quadrangle rooms (3rd floor)
2308 Whitis Avenue

- Wi-fi:
Connect your wireless device to the attwifi
Open a web browser
Click on "Use a coupon'' and enter the code code provided by the LOC.

-Print your poster as close to size 36'' x 42'' WxH as possible. A0 portrait size (33.1'' x 46.8'' WxH) will also work. Posters larger than this will not fit the stands, and significantly smaller posters may be difficult to mount.

- Live streaming:
We will live stream the talks, more information will be available soon.

- Interactive Q&A:
Sign up to EuroWD slack channel to participate on a live discussion on the talks, in addition to the usual questions.

- Proceedings:
Proceedings will be hosted on the UT library repositories. We'll provide further instructions (deadline and latex template) on the website soon.

- Dorms:
Remember the check in times, if you are staying in the dorms. The check-in time should be July 22nd from 9:00am-3:00pm and check-out is scheduled from 8:00am-11:00am on July 27th. Early check-in and late check-out can be accomodated if you inform your needs ahead of time by sending an email to

- Program:
The final program is online. If your talk is in the first session on Monday 23rd, before the first coffee break, please, submit the file of your presentation by Sunday 22nd. 
The timeslots for each talk is 15min. If you are giving a talk, you'll receive a separate e-mail with specific instructions. The SOC has decided that the talks should be at most 12 min long and the times for questions will be done in small groups.

Looking forward to see y'all in Texas!
On behalf of the LOC,
Barbara Castanheira

March 11th, 2018 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

Reservations for on-campus lodging for EuroWD21 at San Jacinto Hall and the Almetris Duren Residence Hall are NOW AVAILABLE. 

You can reserve and pay for your room(s) at the following link:

You can choose to stay in single ($48 per night per person) or double ($24 per night per person) occupancy rooms, all of which come with private bathrooms. The bathrooms do not come stocked with any toiletries or towels, so please make sure to bring your own, or you can buy these items from any local convenience store when you arrive in Austin. 

Those who wish to stay in double occupancy rooms and have a room mate in mind can indicate the preferred room mate on the room registration form.  While those who want a double occupancy room but don't have a room mate can use the EuroWD Slack Channel  to post messages for room mates.  Keep in mind that the UT Housing Department does not allow co-ed room mates for participants under the age of 18.

Be aware that the on-campus rooms will be reserved until June 15th, after which availability at the on-campus accommodations is not guaranteed. 

We are looking forward to seeing y’all in Texas this summer!
On behalf of the LOC,
Fabiola Campos


February 20th, 2018 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the registration for EuroWD21 at The University of Texas at Austin is now open!
In this announcement you will find important information about the early registration process, financial support, travel, and on-campus accommodation. Please visit the conference webpage for further information:

Early-registration: May 4th
Abstract submission (talk/poster): May 4th

Please fill out the registration form and abstract submission for a talk or a poster.

Oral contributions will be selected by the Scientific Organizing Committee shortly after the submission deadline (May 4th). Talks that cannot be scheduled will be accepted as posters. All contributions will be published in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (ASPC). Only those who have paid the registration fee in full before May 4th will be eligible for contributions.
The conference fee is $310 for early registration (by May 4th), and $360 for late registration. The registration fee includes a hard copy of the proceedings, lunches and coffee breaks, the opening reception on Sunday evening before the conference.

The conference dinner at the UT Club in the Texas Longhorns Stadium, on Thursday, is charged separately and limited to 150 people. We recommend that you register as soon as possible to reserve your place.The banquet will cost $80 per person for Faculty and Postdocs and $60 per person for graduate and undergraduate students. If anyone wishes to bring guests, they will be charged an additional $80 per guest. The cost of dinner includes a full three course meal and two hours of open bar, followed by a cash bar. At registration, make sure to indicate which menu option you prefer and if there are any special dietary constraints for us to consider.

The conference will be held on campus in the Texas Union at The University of Texas at Austin. We have reserved a block of rooms at the dorms at the San Jacinto Hall. These dorms are self-paid and the link for reservation will be added to our website after March 1st and will expire on June 15th. Each dorm has a private bathroom, linens, but there is no towel and toiletry service. Let us know if you would like to share a room and need to find a roommate. We will have a list of people looking for a roommate.
Cost per dorm is $42 per night (single or double occupancy).
If you are traveling with your partner and/or little ones, there are other options of hotels south of campus, in walking distance.

After lunch on Wednesday, July 25th, we will have a free afternoon. There are some suggestions on our website, for instance an unofficial boat party on Lake Travis. Upon registration, you will receive a separate e-mail about this option.

Check out the travel info:
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the distances. We recommend that you to book your flights to Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). Dallas airport is ~4h away by car, Houston is 3.5h, and San Antonio is 1.5h. If you are already planning on a rental car, these might be options.

Please contact us if you need supporting documentation for a visa application.

We will be able to provide limited financial support in the form of waiving the registration fees, with the particular intention of facilitating the participation of graduate students without travel funds and researchers traveling from far away. Please fill out the financial support request form to be considered.

To be eligible, you must provide a short justification by April 2nd. Preference will be given to those who also have submitted an abstract. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide support for the banquet and the accommodation.

Unfortunately, the size of our conference does not allow us to provide daycare for families or solo-parents attending the conference. However, we will be providing a list of highly recommended local summer camps (e.g. the one my children will be going to that week). We might organize an unofficial shared babysitter to be paid by interested parent(s), especially for children under 5yo and for the ones who prefer to stay on campus. Please, contact me ( if you are attending the conference and will travel with your little ones.

In the same way as children, partners are always welcome in our conferences. If you would like some suggestions of programs during the day, please, send us an email indicating you are traveling with your partner.

We are looking forward to seeing y’all in Texas this summer!
On behalf of the LOC,
Barbara Castanheira

January 14th, 2018 Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 21st European Workshop on White Dwarfs, to be held at the University of Austin, TX, USA, on July 23-27th, 2018. This meeting continues the series of workshops, 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 research are welcome, including:

  • White dwarf structure and evolution
    • Progenitors and central stars of planetary nebulae
    • White dwarfs as probes of mass loss, the local star formation history, and the initial mass function
  • Atmospheres, chemical composition, and magnetic fields
  • Pulsating white dwarfs
  • White dwarfs in binaries: with stellar or sub-stellar companions, double degenerates, accreting white dwarfs in CVs, white dwarf companions to pulsars, as SNe Ia progenitors, etc.
  • White dwarfs with planetary systems
  • White dwarfs in stellar clusters and in the halo
  • Experimental astrophysics of white dwarfs
  • White dwarf stars in new surveys

We would like to maintain the tradition of previous conferences: oral contributions of 15-20 minutes and poster sessions.

Please forward this message to 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 and accommodation will be posted later on the conference web page.

We look forward to seeing y’all this July in Austin,

Barbara Castanheira
(on behalf of the LOC)