What is Poster: Definition and 42 Discussions

A poster is a temporary promotion of an idea, product, or event put up in a public space for mass consumption. Typically, posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians, and films), propagandists, protestors, and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to the original artwork. The modern poster, as we know it, however, dates back to the 1840s and 1850s when the printing industry perfected colour lithography and made mass production possible.

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  1. MathematicalPhysicist

    Does anyone know what is going nowadays with the poster matt grime?

    I believe a long time he's not on the forums, am I wrong? Looking at my history... :oldbiggrin:
  2. fluidistic

    HD colored picture of Solvay 1927 for poster

    Hey people, I finally lost my job, i.e. I finally have a few minutes to live my life. I have wanted to have a poster in my room of the Solvay 1927 picture in HD and the colored version. From what I've seen on the Internet, there seem to be different pictures of the scene, probably taken a few...
  3. I

    Other Software for making a physics poster for an academic conference

    Hi all I'm not really sure where to post this. I just wanted to ask what software do you use, or would you recommend, for making a physics poster for an academic conference (physics)? I'd go with PowerPoint + latex plug-in because I've used that a ton before, but maybe there are better ways to...
  4. CivilSigma

    Schools Etiquette of writing research poster acknowledgments?

    I have written the following on my poster: Special thanks to: "Professor Name" and "Professor Name" for their support through out this project, my numerous colleagues, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 for their assistance during lab work and last but not least to my parents "Dad" and "Mom" for their...
  5. A

    Other Is there anything wrong with using the same poster again?

    My university system hosted an undergraduate research conference at which I presented a poster that I made. There is another undergraduate research conference that I plan on attending in addition to this. Is it frowned upon to present the same poster at both conferences? I know they're not...
  6. F

    Can You Create a Radiation Safety Poster for First Time Users?

    Can you produce a safety poster for the handling of radiation for first time users, explaining the ways to handle it, the implications of handling it incorrectly and anything else you think is necessary, for a level science, desperately need a kind sole to show me the way xxxx
  7. P

    Help- Thin cheap board/plastic for waterproof poster

    Hi all- I am trying to make a semi-waterproof poster (only needs to be wet for a few hours and not necessary for the poster to last beyond the day) I need to back the poster on a hard surface - have tried correx but it won't accept any titebond glue as it is basically treated to be resistant...
  8. Greg Bernhardt

    Download PF Logical Fallacy Poster for Members

    Should we require all PF members to download and pin up this poster? :D https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/assets/FallaciesPoster.jpg
  9. teroenza

    Grad School Resume - Include Poster Sessions?

    Hello, I am applying to graduate schools in physics, applied physics, and engineering. On my resume, I would like to know if people feel I should include summer research (REU,SULI) presentations, and poster sessions I have attended. The most important poster session would be one for the...
  10. MarkFL

    MHB Tangoforever's question at Yahoo Answers regarding minimizing area of poster

    Here is the question: Here is a link to the question: OPTIMIZATION PROBLEM HELP! PLEASE? - Yahoo! Answers I have posted a link there to this topic so the OP can find my response.
  11. W

    What's the Meaning Behind the Fish Post on this Forum?

    I am a new member at this forum. You can call me WY. I picked this name because it seems I have lots of questions. I was looking for a forum that can ask and answer various questions of different sorts to those interested in solving answers. I’ve posted mostly at other forums such as new...
  12. K

    First time poster - Hard limit proof

    Homework Statement Suppose an and bn are sequences where bn is increasing and approaching positive infinity. Assume that lim n->∞ [ ( an+1 - an ) / ( bn+1 - bn) ]= L, where L is a real number. Prove that lim n->∞ [ an / bn ] = L. Homework Equations Limit theorems The Attempt at a...
  13. Y

    Making a poster with 5mm 2 pin LED lights.

    Hey, I want to make a get better poster with led light sticking out of the poster. I found the following LEDs: http://www.play-zone.ch/de/bauteile/led/led-sortiment-mit-180-leds-oem.html . I have very little experience with wiring circuits (did AP physics a while back) and I'm not sure if this...
  14. V

    Hi, new poster and first year EE student, I have a couple of questions.

    This is my second year of college, but my first year of EE (just decided that was the major I wanted.) In addition to a gen ed class (american government) and math classes (calc 1, and stats 1) I have a couple of EE classes, but I have no idea what to expect. I was hoping maybe some of you...
  15. G

    MATLAB assignment help (first time poster)

    Hey guys. First time posting on here. Hope I don't step on any toes with this post; not to familiar with how things work around here. Basically, I'm super frustrated with this programming assignment I've been given. Been working for about 4-5 hours in between classes and can't seem to...
  16. cepheid

    Amusing Engineering Recruitment Poster

    Maybe I have a quirky sense of humour, but I found the poster on this webpage (also attached here) to be hilarious: http://www.engineering.ubc.ca/prospective_students/undergraduate/index.php It's especially funny that it comes as an illustration on a webpage that essentially attempts to...
  17. C

    LaTeX Create a Stunning Latex Poster on Mac: Step-by-Step Guide and Helpful Tips

    I want to make a poster on latex with a Mac, I already have the Latex package for mac but I don't know what is the procedure to make a poster on latex. Can somebody give me a reference? Or any kind of help.
  18. S

    2 Blocks 1 Pulley - First Time Poster

    Hi! First Time Poster. Thank you for helping me with my problem! Homework Statement A 28.3-kg block (m1) is on a horizontal surface, connected to a 5.5-kg block (m2) by a massless string as shown in the Figure. The pulley is massless and frictionless. A force of 208.9 N acts on m1 at...
  19. J

    The Draft of Poster of New Fusion Concept

    The Draft of Poster of New Fusion Concept that I am going to represent at 53rd Annual Meeting organized by Plasma Physics Division of American Physical Society (attached file .zip) Without drawings yet but I will complete drawings till mentioned event.
  20. N

    First Time Poster Accelerometer Analysis

    Hi All, I'm a first time poster. I have a lot of data in the X-Y-Z direction from a triaxial accelerometer that had been placed inside a network appliance to understand the accelleration experienced on the unit during induced vibration. Can anyone advise the best method for analyzing this...
  21. P

    Find the dimensions of the poster that use the least amount of board

    Homework Statement A rectangular poster is to be made out of cardboard. The margins on the top and the bottom will be 2 inches. The margins on the sides will be 1 inch. the are of the poster devoted to the printed material must be 300 square inches. (a) To the nearest .001 inches, find...
  22. C

    Should I Attend a National Poster Conference?

    I have a poster conference coming up in two weeks and I am still deciding if i should go or not. First of all, i haven't really begun the poster because I've been traveling in the east coast a lot helping my family move. Secondly, the conference would mean that I would miss out on a whole...
  23. A

    Smallest Area Poster Dimensions: Solve the Puzzle!

    the top and bottom margins of a poster are 2cm and the side margins are each 4cm. If the area of printed material on the poster is fixed at 382 square centimeters, find the dimensions of the poster with the smallest area. so the area l*w = 382 and the perimiter = 2(l-4)+2(w-8) but if i...
  24. B

    Chem Poster Assignment Help: Rates, Condition and Chem Rxns.

    Hi there, I'm new to the forums so pardon me if i make mistakes such as posting to the proper forum. Homework Statement I need to investigate and analyze conditions needed to maximize the efficiency of common natural or industrial reactions and explain how the improved efficiency of the...
  25. S

    What Makes a Good Science Poster?

    thought provoking, science based poster wanted
  26. R

    Citing objections in a poster presentation

    i'm doing a poster presentation of a paper i have written and would like to include both objections and agreement with the paper in a separate box for each called strengths and weaknesses if for example a journal editor gave me a lot of corrections or weaknesses which helped develop...
  27. M

    How Does X-ray Diffraction Measure Crystal Structures in Solid State Physics?

    Hello everyone, I need to prepare a poster which presents an experimental technique, describes how the technique operates technically and describes one quantity it measures and connect between measured quantity and physical properties of solids. Is there any suggestion for topics which fulfill...
  28. Q

    First-Time Poster: Worried About Physics Grades and Graduate School

    Hi all, first time poster, been registered for a while though. so i just finished the 3 semester introductory courses that my school requires of all physics major (so I'm a sophomore). i am a bit worried though because in physics 3 the class average was 73 and even though my average was...
  29. S

    LaTeX How to make a poster with latex?

    Does anybody have a latex file that I can use as a template to make a 48 x 36 poster? Any help is welcomed.
  30. J

    Help Needed: Physics Project Due Soon - Construct House from Poster Boards

    I really need help for this physics project I'm doing that's due in a week or so. I need to construct a house out of two poster boards that is about 1cm thick, and 36" x 24". I can tell you guys the rest of the info, tomorow. Thanks guys I'd appreciate it.
  31. J

    Does OP mean the original post or poster?

    Does OP mean the "original post" or poster? Does OP mean the "original post", or the person how posted the original post, like "original poster"?
  32. E

    Where Can I Find a Large Trig Identities Poster for My Dorm?

    Does anyone know where I can get a nice large trig identities poster that I can put up in my dorm so I don't always have to look through wikipedia?
  33. Cyrus

    I made a poster. I have to present it tomorrow for an open house.

    I made a poster. I have to present it tomorrow for an open house. Ill take a picture of it next to the UAV and other peoples posters. I got it made at Kinkos, it cost $90 bucks. Its a good thing the school is going to pay me back though...
  34. P

    Poster Hanging on Brick Wall: Best Techniques

    so I have a brick wall in my room I want to put a poster on. it's the regular small house brick, a chimney to be exact. I've used sticky tack and tape. both hold for a bit and let go after a couple weeks. what would you use?
  35. S

    Poster presentation general questions

    In my physics class we have been set to do a poster presentation on anything to do with the Earth or atmosphere that has a physics basis. Before on presentations It's been on a subject I've researched myself so was able to do the Introduction, method, results, discussion. Because its a...
  36. F

    Surviving a Poster Session: The Rollercoaster of Emotions and Experiences

    My first time, and my mentor was in England that week, so I was all on my own. That was fun.
  37. F

    First time poster needs help with a problem at wits end

    fter leaving the end of a ski ramp, a ski jumper lands downhill at a point that is displaced 51.8 m horizontally from the end of the ramp. His velocity, just before landing, is 20.7 m/s and points in a direction 43.3 degrees below the horizontal. Neglecting air resistance and any lift that he...
  38. F

    First time poster needs help with a problem at wits end

    After leaving the end of a ski ramp, a ski jumper lands downhill at a point that is displaced 51.8 m horizontally from the end of the ramp. His velocity, just before landing, is 20.7 m/s and points in a direction 43.3 degrees below the horizontal. Neglecting air resistance and any lift that he...
  39. Ivan Seeking

    A million dollar poster may be in your grandma's basement

    The poster, or properly called the one-sheet for the U.S. release of Fritz Lang's 1925 masterpiece Metropolis, is expected to sell for up to a record setting one million dollars; if one can be found. None are known to exist, but apparently most collectors believe that one or several should...
  40. T

    Top Posters on PF: A Scientific Analysis

    Just wondering who is top posters?
  41. U

    Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum Poster

    You may find this poster of "The Electromagnetic Radiation Spectrum" of interest. http://unihedron.com/projects/spectrum/ This poster includes all known ranges of EMR including Gamma Rays, X-Rays, Ultraviolet light, Visible light, Infrared, Microwaves, Radio waves (ULF, VLF, LF, MF...
  42. Jeebus

    Favorite PF Forum Members: Who are Yours?

    Which member of the forum is your favourite poster, whose messages are normally interesting and well-thought out? Personally, I think there are a few in the running. hypnagogue for his excellent analysis of consciousness research and debate tactics Hurkly because he displays a vast John...