Amanda Weltman is an associate professor in the department of mathematics and applied mathematics at the University of Cape Town, a NRF/DST South African Research Chair in Physical Cosmology and a consultant in the galaxy formation group of CCA. Her research focuses on the fundamental physics that underlies the nature of the universe. The goals of her research are to study the universe as a whole, while gaining insight into its origin, composition, structure, evolution and ultimately its fate. Weltman has won several prestigious awards, including a Next Einstein Fellow award, the South African Institute of Physics Silver Jubilee Medal, the Elsevier Young Scientist Award and many others. She is a member of the Cape Town Science Centre Scientific Advisory Board, the South African Royal Society and on the executive of the South African Young Academy of Sciences. Weltman earned a B.S. in applied mathematics and physics at the University of Cape Town and a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University’s Center for Theoretical Cosmology before returning to the University of Cape Town.
Columbia University, New York, NY
B.S., Applied Mathematics and Physics
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa