Tall Poppy Award

Today, 26 Oct 2021, Floyd receives the Tall Poppy Award: The award was “created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence”. “Cutting down the tall poppy” is a cultural term in Australia to describe those who deliberately put down another for their success and achievements, due to one’s own insecurities. To address this, the Tall Poppy Award aims to “encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers […] aiming towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.”

The livestream is on at 6pm, Melbourne time.