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

Serge Gorbunov

Professor Magen was truly a wonderful person. I first met
him at computer science theory class that he taught at
UTM. His class changed my life in many ways. Not only he
opened up a fascinating side of computer science that I have
never seen before, but he also inspired me in many ways. His
passion for science and teaching, enthusiasm and confidence
are just a few of the things that I will always remember. He
truly cared about his students and was always willing to

I offer my deepest and sincere condolences to his family.
He will always be remembered.

No comments:

Post a Comment