The best way to contact me is by sending me an email at urs.schreiber@gmail.com
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.
This November I am spending at Paris-Diderot visiting Gabriel Catren’s group in a program on homotopy type theory and the foundations of physics.
From January 2015 on I’ll be visiting professsor in Prof. Vladimír Souček‘s group at the Eduard Čech Institute for Algebra, Geometry and Physics in Prague.
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 have written a technical book about this question:
See maybe the exposition at
This is the kind of stuff that I am working on.
A personal wiki with more information on my research, talks, students, teaching and other activity is here:
See specifically:
Here is the video recording of a sample research talk that I have given recently:
Fractures, Ideles and the Differential Hexagon, talk at CUNY workshop on differential cohomologies, New York, August 2014 (video recording)
I like to put information into context. For that purpose I had started the
in November 2008. It has now more than 10,000 pages (some very short, but some very long).
For more on what this is see also
me on: What is... the nLab?
Wikipedia on: nLab.
For more see my home pages
To the extent that it matters, my contributions to the nLab are copyrighted according to CC BY-SA 3.0.