Urs Schreiber

Urs Schreiber at Fields Institute



The best way to contact me is by sending me an email at

my position

Presently I am visiting professsor at the Eduard Čech Institute for Algebra, Geometry and Physics in Prague, in Prof. Vladimír Souček‘s group

I have my PhD in theoretical physics but have worked in math departments ever since. Have been a postdoc in maths and mathematical physics for four years at Hamburg University. Had then a few months of guest researcher position at HIM and then at MPI in Bonn. From 2009 to 2014 I had a postdoc position in Prof. Ieke Moerdijk’s group, first in Utrecht and then the group moved to Nijmegen in 2012. The end of 2014 I was a guest researcher at Paris-Diderot visiting Gabriel Catren’s group in a program on homotopy type theory and the foundations of physics.

my research

My research is about mathematical theory building in theoretical fundamental physics. With Hisham Sati we have edited a survey book that should give a good sense of modern insights into the general abstract structure of the world:

Concretely the questions that I am thinking about myself are laid out a bit in my

I am writing a technical book about this question:

This is the kind of stuff that I am working on.


This spring I am teaching a seminar on

A list of notes prepared with seminars that I taught in the past is at this link:

publications, talks, and students

A personal wiki with more information on my research, talks, students, teaching and other activity is here:

See specifically:


nLab banner

I like to put information into context. For that purpose I had started the

in November 2008. It has now more than 11,000 pages (some very short, but some very long). In May 2015 the nnLab installation migrated from a server paid out of my pocket to a server hosted at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, funded by Steve Awodey’s MURI grant for homotopy type theory research.

For more on what the nnLab is see also

more on the web

For more see my home pages

copyright statement

To the extent that it matters, my contributions to the nLab are copyrighted according to CC BY-SA 3.0.

category: people

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