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WKCTC Science Seminar to Discuss Life in the Universe

Does life exist elsewhere in the universe? How would we find it? Where would we find it? What form would it take? These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed during a free science seminar at West Kentucky Community and Technical College October 15.

Dr. Victor Taveras, an assistant professor of physic at WKCTC, will present Astrobiology: The Search of Life Wednesday, October 15 beginning at 11 a.m. in Waller Hall, Room 112.

We're at an exciting point in the history of astrobiology where we can start answering some of the most intriguing questions about life in our universe, said Dr. Karen Hlinka, WKCTC science and mathematics division dean. Thats why this seminar is so timely to present on the WKCTC campus.

Dr.Taveras earned a bachelor of science degree in physics and mathematics at the University of Rhode Island before completing a Ph.D. in physics at Pennsylvania State University specializing in Loop Quantum Gravity and Loop Quantum Cosmology. He continued his postdoctoral research at Louisiana State University before joining the faculty at WKCTC in fall 2011.

The WKCTC Science Seminar Series, established in 1985, is sponsored by science faculty members and was initiated to provide a forum for science-related topics not usually covered in the WKCTC curriculum. The series is open to WKCTC students, faculty and staff and community members.

For more information about the seminar, contact Dr. Karen Hlinka at (270) 534-3236 or