Dietrich Notbohm (1955) studied Mathematics at the Universität Göttingen, where he received his PhD in 1988 and his Habilitation in 1992. Subsequently Notbohm worked in Göttingen and Bielefeld, held visiting professorships in Münster (University) and Chicago (Northwestern University) and spend two years at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, before he was appointed as lecturer at the University of Leicester. He was promoted to reader (2003) and to professor in mathematics (2005). In 2007, he moved to Amsterdam where he became professor of geometry at the Vrije Universiteit. Notbohm’s research is in the area of algebraic topology and homotopy theory. In particular, he is interested in toric topology with connections to differential topology, commutative algebra, homological algebra and combinatorics, and in the homotopy theory of classifying.