Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Avner Magen (1968-2010)

Toronto Professor Avner Magen died in a climbing accident on Saturday. He's had a number of important results on a variety of algorithmic topics.

Avner was one of our postdocs at NEC and we were co-authors on a SODA paper. He was a good friend and colleague and he will be sorely missed.

The department set up a memorial site where you can read memories of Avner and add your own.


  1. This is a shocking news.

  2. Yes, most shocking, and a terrible loss.

  3. This is a very tragic news. RIP

  4. wow. this is tragic. Can someone get put some statistics together. it seems that most of our mathematicians perish while on climbing trips. How many of us are actually into climbing ?