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Final Announcement (30 June 2016)

Dear Colleagues,

EuroWD16 is fast approaching and we would like to make a last few reminders.

BANQUET

11 July is the deadline to submit your banquet menu using the form below
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TALKS

All talks will be 13 minutes + 2 minutes for questions. To avoid problems in switching computers, we will provide a Windows PC and a Mac in the conference hall. Talks need to be uploaded (and tested) at the *latest* in the break before your session. There will be no exception for using your own computer.

Please name your talk Firstname_Surname.pdf / .pptx, and send it via

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Alternatively, you can bring it on a USB key.

All talks will be made available online after the meeting, unless you tell us otherwise.

STRATFORD EXCURSION

If you indicated your interest in the Stratford excursion, you will receive a bus coupon in the conference package. We have a number of spare (free) coupons for those who would like to bring a guest or have only now decided to go, ask at the registration desk. The buses will leave from the University at 14h30 and return to the University at 20h00 and 22h15 (after the play). There will be a sign-up sheet to choose your return time.

TRAVEL

From London airports, you can take a bus, or the tube and train to Coventry. From the bus (Pool Meadow) and railway stations in Coventry, the cheapest way to get on campus is to take the National Express 12X bus and you must pay the exact fare (£2) by cash only. You can also take a taxi for £10-15. Please email us for specific questions regarding your travel.

From the Birmingham airport, you may take advantage of a new direct bus route (http://airline.oxfordbus.co.uk/birmingham/). You could also take a taxi (~£30) or first reach Coventry by train.

We look forward to meet you at the BBQ reception (Map #10) on Sunday evening. It starts at 6PM and food will be served from 7PM to 8PM.

We remind you that for check-in you should go to your hotel (Radcliffe, Map #11) or to the Warwick Conference desk (Map #4) for Jack Martin and Rootes. Check-in time is from 3pm to 10:45pm. You keys will then be transferred to the Security Gatehouse (Map #13) in case of late arrival.

http://www.astro.warwick.ac.uk/research/meetings/eurowd16/information/

on behalf of the LOC,
Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay

3rd Announcement (27 May 2016)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that all submitted abstracts have been accepted. In this announcement you will find important information about conference logistics. Please read carefully all sections that are relevant to you. We look forward to hearing about your research this summer. We will send a final status update a few days before the conference.

Full schedule:
http://www.astro.warwick.ac.uk/research/meetings/eurowd16/schedule

TALKS

Owing to the larger number of requests, all talks will be limited to 13 minutes + 2 minutes for questions. This will be strictly enforced. Furthermore, all talks have to be uploaded to the computer (Windows and Mac) in the conference hall at the latest in the break before your session. There will be no exception for using your own computer. So please bring a USB key or send us your talk at eurowd16@gmail.com and make sure that you test your presentation on our local computer in the break before your session.

You will also be asked to submit 6-page conference proceedings to be published in ASPCS with a deadline about eight weeks after the meeting.

POSTERS

The maximum size for the poster is A0 portrait (841mm width x 1189mm height). The location for your poster (ID number) will be identified in the printed program. We can print your poster locally for a fee 24 pounds. If you would like to make use of this option, please contact us to confirm and note the submission deadline of 11 July.

If your only contribution is a poster, you will be asked to submit a 4-page conference proceedings to be published in ASPCS. However, owing to the large number of abstracts received, we can accommodate a maximum of one paper per author. As a consequence, if you have submitted two or more abstracts, you will have to choose one of them for the conference proceedings.

BANQUET

It is now time to select your banquet menu. If you don’t fill the form by 11 July, you be served the default options:

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LOCAL INFORMATION

Below you can find important information related to travel, check-in, and conference venues:

http://www.astro.warwick.ac.uk/research/meetings/eurowd16/information

Conference registration is separate from room check-in, and we will be located at the BBQ reception (Map #10) on Sunday evening (6PM-10PM) and in the Warwick Arts Centre on Monday morning (8:30AM-10AM).

For check-in you should go to your hotel (Radcliffe, Map #11) or to the Warwick Conference desk (Map #4) for Jack Martin and Rootes. Check-in time is from 3pm to 10:45pm. You keys will then be transferred to the Security Gatehouse (Map #13) in case of late arrival.

on behalf of the LOC and SOC,
Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay

2nd Announcement (16 Feb 2016)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the registration for EuroWD16 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:

http://www.astro.warwick.ac.uk/research/meetings/eurowd16/

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Early-registration: April 1st
Abstract submission (talk/poster): May 6th

CONFERENCE VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

The conference will be held on campus at University of Warwick in the Warwick Arts Centre (see maps on the conference webpage). Please note that the campus is outside the city of Coventry, and that the nearest hotels outside of the university are at a fair commuting distance. We have therefore pre-booked on-campus accommodation at a preferential rate and within walking distance of the conference venue. Several ranges of rooms are available, see Accommodation on the website for details. These rooms must be reserved and paid in the early registration process before 1 April, we cannot guarantee any availability after that date.

REGISTRATION

If you are interested in attending EuroWD16 please fill out the registration form on our webpage. You can also submit, in a separate step, an abstract for a talk or a poster. Please note that oral contributions will be selected by the Scientific Organizing Committee shortly after the submission deadline (6 May). 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 6 May will be eligible for contributions.

The conference fee is £250 for early registration (by April 1st), and £300 for late registration (by May 6th), payable by VISA or MasterCard. The registration fee includes a copy of the proceedings, lunches and coffee breaks, the opening reception on Sunday evening before the conference, and the Thursday excursion to Stratford (but please be aware that you need to book your own tickets should you wish to see the Shakespeare's play, see below). The conference banquet at the Coombe Abbey in Coventry on Tuesday is charged separately and limited to 120 persons. We therefore recommend that you register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

After lunch on Thursday, 28 July, we will visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. In the evening, you will have the option of watching Shakespeare's "Hamlet" performed at Royal Shakespeare Theatre (7:15pm). Should you wish to do so, please be aware that tickets are selling fast, and we therefore strongly encourage that you book your tickets as soon as possible. Transport from and to the campus will be by bus.

TRANSPORTATION

The closest train station to the university is Coventry (3 miles). The closest international airport is the Birmingham international airport (10 miles). Many visitors will also fly to London, from where you can take the bus (2 hours from Heathrow) or the train (1 hour from central London Euston) to Coventry. Please note that the University is not in the town of Warwick.

Citizens of certain countries and territories may need a visa to visit United Kingdom. Follow this link for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

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

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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. Please fill the financial support request form on the registration webpage if you wish to be considered. To be eligible, you must provide a short justification by the early registration deadline (1 April). Preference will be given to those who also have submitted an abstract. Should we be unable to accept your application for support, you will still be able to register for the reduced early registration fee until 6 May. Please note that we will not be able to provide support for the banquet and the accommodation.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in England this summer!

On behalf of the LOC,
Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay

1st Announcement (Nov 2015)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 20th European Workshop on White Dwarfs, to be held at the University of Warwick, UK, on July 25-29th, 2016. This meeting continues the 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 research are welcome, including:

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

We would like to maintain the spirit of previous conferences, thus allowing for oral contributions of 15-20 minutes. Poster contributions are also welcome. 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 (eurowd16@gmail.com). Details about registration, publication of the proceedings and accommodation will be posted later on the conference web page at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/astro/research/meetings/eurowd16/

We look forward to meeting you next July in Warwick,

Pier-Emmanuel Tremblay
(on behalf of the LOC)