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, April 20, 2011

The Magen Family, together with the Departments of
Computer Science and Mathematical and Computational
Sciences Mississauga invite friends and colleagues to a
reception in memory of Professor Avner Magen.

When: Friday, May 27, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Remembrances begin at 4:15pm
Where: Massey College, Common Room,
University of Toronto, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto.

In addition to the reception the Computer Science Theory
Group will be hosting the inaugural lecture of an annual
series in memory of Professor Magen.

When: Friday, May 27, 11am.
Where: Rm 1190, Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street.
Speaker: Professor Nathan Linial of the School of Computer
Science and Engineering, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: "What is high dimensional combinatorics?"