Jupyter Open Textbook: demo book


Timon Idema
Delft University of Technology | Faculty of Applied Sciences
Keywords: Jupyter, interactive, demonstration


This demonstration book is meant as an explanation and working example of the possibilities of making an online open textbook with the Jupyter books software. Jupyter books are made for the web. They incorporate many of the features we expect from modern websites, such as adaptive layout (readable on phones, tablets, and large computer screens), internal and external referencing, and adaptable formatting (separation of content and layout).

Besides some information on how to work with MarkDown, this book shows examples of different interactive elements, like graphs with sliders, applets, 3D interactive figures, embedded websites and a quiz.


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Author Biography

Timon Idema, Delft University of Technology | Faculty of Applied Sciences

Dr. T. (Timon) Idema is an associate professor at the Department of Bionanoscience at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in The Netherlands. Before starting his research group in Delft in 2012, Idema obtained his PhD in theoretical biophysics at Leiden University (The Netherlands) and worked at the Institut Curie (Paris, France) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA).

Idema's group studies collective dynamics in biologically motivated systems, ranging from proteins at the nano scale to tissues and populations at the micro- and macro scale. A theorist himself, Idema frequently collaborates and co-publishes with experimental groups. He also teaches a number of courses at TU Delft, from introductory physics to courses on soft matter and geometry that take students to the cutting edge of current research. Since the fall of 2020, Idema leads the joint-degree MSc Nanobiology programme of TU Delft and the Erasmus MC Rotterdam. For his educational work, Idema received several prizes, including the J.B. Westerdijkprize in 2020, a TU Delft education fellowship in 2021, and an open education ambassador award in 2023.

For more details on his group's research and teaching activities, visit their website at idemalab.tudelft.nl


October 9, 2023


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