Urs Schreiber

Urs Schreiber at Fields Institute



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

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.

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:

I am writing a monograph about this subject:


In spring 2015 I was teaching a seminar on

A list of notes prepared for seminars that I taught in the past is here

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


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.

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