Urs Schreiber

Urs Schreiber at Fields Institute

AlgTop II and Seminar

  • lecture and seminar webpage,

    see there for topics, literature and, eventually, lecture notes

  • organizational meeting for the seminar:

    Friday Feb 19, 12:00, Endenicher Allee 60, room N0.003



The best way to contact me is to send an email to

my position

I am researcher in the department Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics of the Institute of Mathematics at the Czech Academy of the Sciences (CAS) in Prague.

Presently I am on leave at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

my research

My research is about mathematical theory building in theoretical fundamental physics. For informal exposition see below.

With Hisham Sati I have edited a survey book that should give a good sense of modern insights into the general abstract structure of the world:

I am writing a monograph about a modern approach to this subject:

An expository survey text is here:

and survey talks are here:


In summer 2014 I taught a master course

In summer 2015 I taught a seminar

Since summer 2015 I have given several enactments of a lecture series

In summer 2016 I am teaching a master course

A list of further teaching in the past is here.


invited talks and lectures



nLab banner

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

in November 2008. It has now more than 11,600 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


I am writing an irregular column at PhysicsForums. Recent articles in the series include these:

more on the web

For logs of further activity see my page

and for links to technical discussions about maths and physics see my 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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