Published by Gisele Kite
Published on November 12, 2015
Each year, the government of Quebec attributes five awards in the field of science. The purpose of this tribute is to recognize women and men who stand out in their creative or innovative spirit and whose work has contributed significantly to the influence of Quebec around the world.
Tony Falco, a medical physicist, started with Elekta through the acquisition of Resonant Medical Inc. (RMI), a company he co-founded in 2000. Tony holds 60 patents and has written 35 scientific publications in subjects such as atmospheric physics, medical imaging, non-invasive and personalized medicine. His expertise has earned him several of awards of excellence, research grants and scholarships. In 2003, he became the youngest medical physicist in the history of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine to obtain the status of Fellow. In 2006, he received the Innovation Award from the Association for the development of research and innovation in Quebec.
Quebec’s Minister of Culture and Communications, Hélène David, announced the Prix du Quebec winners on Monday, November 2. “These women and men we are honoring today are part of the history of modern Quebec who have advanced our society and its influence,” she said. “I warmly congratulate them; they are exceptional people and symbols of excellence that inspire all of us.”