On behalf of the IEEE Information Theory Society, sixteen trees will be planted in the LaHav Forrest in Southern Israel near Beersheva in fond memory of Aaron D. Wyner.

Notifications of this memorial and copies of the resolution read at the September 29 meeting of the board of Governors have been sent to Mrs. Nusha Wyner and to Dr. Abraham J. Wyner.


On behalf of the members of the IEEE Information Theory Society, the Board of Governors expresses its deep sorrow and profound sense of loss at the passing of Dr. Aaron D. Wyner, one of the Society's most accomplished and valued members. In addition to his many fundamental scientific contributions that have enriched the field of Information Theory, Aaron gave generously of himself to the affairs of the Society, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Information Theory Transactions, Society President, and member of the Board of Governors for many years.

The Board expresses to his family its deepest sympathy at this time of loss.