Welcome to the Montreal White Dwarf Database (MWDD). MWDD is a user friendly tool to explore and display data from spectroscopically confirmed white dwarfs published in the literature. Basic white dwarf properties from evolutionary models and diffusion timescales for heavy elements are also accessible.

MWDD currently includes data compiled from papers and a few websites (see references). We included well known papers with many white dwarfs, as well as some review articles, in order to get as many objects as possible in the first version of the database. This is a work in progress, as more papers are linked to the database its degree of completeness will improve.

If you can’t find your favorite white dwarf in MWDD, or you believe a paper containing useful information should be included, simply let us know and we will add it (or even better, create the .csv file for that paper and send it to us, see Database description for an overview of our methodology).

We welcome contributions and corrections from all professional astronomers and white dwarf aficionados. Send feedback or questions to dufourpa@astro.umontreal.ca.

This website supports the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox. Some functions in MWDD are not supported by Internet Explorer. IE is thus not recommended.

Those of you on Facebook are welcome to join the "White Dwarf Stars Researchers" group.


If the Montreal White Dwarf Database was useful for your work, please cite this paper : "The Montreal White Dwarf Database: a Tool for the Community"


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Created by:

  • Bergeron, Pierre
    Professor
    Université de Montréal
  • Blouin, Simon
    Phd. student
    Designer
    Université de Montréal
  • Coutu, Simon
    MSc student
    Web developer
    Université de Montréal
  • Dufour, Patrick
    Professor
    Université de Montréal
  • Fontaine, Gilles
    Professor
    Université de Montréal
  • Fortin-Archambault, Maude
    MSc student
    Université de Montréal
  • Thibeault, Christian
    Research assistant
    Université de Montréal







The Montreal White Dwarf Database is produced and maintained by Prof. Patrick Dufour at Université de Montréal. Please send database updates, corrections, suggestions or bug reports to dufourpa@astro.umontreal.ca.