Urs Schreiber

Urs Schreiber at Fields Institute



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

my position

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 position at HIM and then at MPI in Bonn, and since 2009 have a postdoc position in Prof. Ieke Moerdijk’s group, first in Utrecht and then the group moved to Nijmegen in 2012.

my research

My research is about mathematical model building in theoretical 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 have also written a technical book about this question:

See the exposition at

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

publications, talks, teaching and students

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

See specifically:


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

in November 2008. At the moment it has a nominal page count of almost 10,000 entries (some very short, but some very long).

For more on what this 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.

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