This site is for family, friends, and colleagues of Avner Magen to post their thoughts and memories of him. Avner died in a climbing accident on May 29, 2010, in Alaska.

Avner was a beloved and devoted father, husband and son; a terrifically warm, funny, and energetic person; a brilliant and creative researcher; and a wonderful friend and colleague.

Please share your stories, memories and words of support by sending an email to You may also post comments to any entry. Visit this Photo Site for a photo memorial of Avner and his family and friends. Instructions for adding pictures appear next to the album.

More details appear on the Avner Magen Memorial page.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

John DiMarco

Avner was precisely the sort of bright new faculty member
that I loved to see arriving in the department: smart,
interesting, a font of exciting research ideas, yet easy to
get along with, thoughtful, kind and willing to step up for
the good of others. We were privileged to have him with us.
His untimely death is a great loss, and he will be deeply

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