Dr Manu Jaiswal is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He did a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2008. After post-doctoral stints in Germany and Singapore, he joined IIT Madras in 2011. He has taught a wide spectrum of courses that include classical physics, quantum physics, and physics of matter. Besides science, he also has a deep interest in philosophy.