Author Archives: PLIOPLYS AV

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Fragile-X syndrome and the Mayo Clinic

The images show the first fragile-X syndrome chromosome preparation done at the Mayo Clinic. The primary impetus for my leaving the study of particle physics in college, and going into neurobiology, was to try to […]

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Quantum Consciousness: First Investigation

With the New Year, I established an art studio in an expansive building built by my uncle, Vaclovas Gutauskas SJ. He raised all of the funds necessary to build and maintain the Lithuanian Center, the […]

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Microtubules, Consciousness and Down Syndrome

When I went to college at the University of Chicago, it was to study particle physics—to understand what the world is made of. During my second year, despite my protests, I had to take a […]

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Saul Ploplys Automation and Manufacturing Lab

My cousin, Saulius Ploplys, was honored on Friday, March 6, with the grand opening of the Saul Ploplys Automation and Manufacturing Lab at Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. This laboratory was built […]

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Quantum consciousness and coronavirus

Yesterday, I visited Argonne National Laboratories in Lemont, Illinois. My upcoming art projects will include deciphering quantum consciousness. Since this involves theoretical structures, I thought that an understanding of quantum computers would be of benefit. […]

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The Second Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture is on line

On February 5, Petra Goedegebuure, of the Oriental Institute, gave the Second Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture. The title of her talk was “Anatolians on the Move: From Kurgans to Kanesh”. The presentation was extremely well […]

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Memory Threads at the Monkute-Marks Museum

Lithuania’s National Library of Medicine organized a splendid exhibit of my artwork entitled Memory Threads (Atminties Gijos). I am pleased to announce that this exhibit has moved and will be displayed at the Janina Monkute-Marks […]

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Marija Gimbutas Memorial Lecture

Marija Gimbutas (1921-1994) Marija Gimbutas was a renowned Lithuanian American archeologist whose major research accomplishments were in the Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of “Old Europe”, and her “Kurgan Hypothesis” in which the Proto-Indo-European origins […]

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Memory Threads

I was honored to be invited to exhibit my artwork as part of the celebration of the 75-year anniversary of Lithuania’s National Library of Medicine. Pieces from three series will be on display: Memory, Sybils […]

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On permanent display at the University of Chicago

With Macol Cerda we finished the permanent installation of the Columns of Thought at the University of Chicago’s Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge. The atrium is named after my wife, Sigita, and myself. […]

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