Sir Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Maths Posters in the London Underground

WMY2K posters logo
WMY2K logo

The Posters
Media Coverage


During World Mathematical Year 2000, a sequence of posters designed at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences was displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground. The posters were designed to stimulate, fascinate - even infuriate! But most importantly that they bring maths to life, illustrating the wide applications of modern mathematics in all branches of science - physical, biological, technological and financial.

The Mathematical Association has taken over production and distribution of the posters.
For further information and to purchase sets please see the Mathematical Association website

A pocket-sized booklet of the posters is available to purchase from the Isaac Newton Institute. Please see Maths Goes Underground for more details.
The Posters

Click on the images below for enlarged version and, where available, explanatory notes and further reading.

January 2000
February 2000
January poster: Maths
poster: Maths
March 2000
April 2000
poster: Maths Predicts
April poster: Maths is
May 2000
June 2000
poster: Maths Hots Up
June poster: Maths Connects
July 2000
August 2000
July poster: Maths Evens the Odds
August poster: Maths Takes Off
September 2000
October 2000
September poster: Maths is Vital
October poster: Maths Breaks the Code
November 2000
December 2000
November poster: Maths Makes Waves
December poster: Maths is For Ever

  1. Overall Design Copyright © Andrew D Burbanks 1999, 2000
  2. Contributions used with permission.
  3. Commisioned by the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, for World Mathematical Year 2000.
  4. Project supported by Isaac Newton Institute and EPSRC.
  5. Isaac Newton image and Queen's Anniversary Prizes 1999 logo used with permission.
  6. World Mathematical Year 2000 launched by International Mathematical Union, supported by UNESCO.
  7. WMY2000 logo designed by Marie-Claude Vergne (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, France)

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