Urs Schreiber


Urs Schreiber



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my position

I am permanent 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. 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:


See behind the links for detailed lecture notes that I wrote.

datelecture notes
winter \,\, 2017Mathematical Quantum Field Theory
summer 2017Topological K-Theory
summer 2017Topology
winter \,\, 2016Super Cartan Geometry
summer 2016Complex oriented cohomology theory
summer 2016Stable Homotopy Theory
summer 2015Structure Theory for Higher WZW Terms
summer 2015Higher Cartan Geometry
summer 2014Homological Algebra

A list of further teaching in the past is here.


For a list of research articles that I have written see the public preprint server

or my


invited talks and lectures

For a chronological list of invited talk and lectures that I have given see here:


For a list of students whose thesis work I have been supervising see here:


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 Insights. Artices in the series include these:

on pre-quantum field theory

on perturbative quantum field theory

on string theory

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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