Menu ☰

Back to Top

Physics History Network

Over 1000 biographies of physicists and histories of institutions with information pertaining to their lives, careers, and research.

Tip: Search within this page by using Ctrl + F or ⌘ + F


Search Our Catalogs

Archives Books

Collections

Emilio Segré Visual Archives Digital Collections Oral Histories Archival Finding Aids Physics History Network Member Society Portals

Preservation and Support

Donating Materials Suggest a Book Purchase Saving Archival Collections Grants to Archives Documentation Projects History Newsletters

Center for History of Physics

Scholarship & Outreach

Main Navigation

HomeAboutTopic GuidesFeedback

Table of Contents

Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as Author

Blas Cabrera

Photo

Dates

September 21, 1946 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Cabrera, Blas

Biography

Abstract

Blas Cabrera is a Professor of Physics at Stanford University. Cabrera’s research group searches for dark matter in the form of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). He comes from a family of physicists including his father, Nicolás Cabrera and his grandfather, Blas Cabrera Felipe.

Important Dates

September 21, 1946Birth, Paris (France).

1968Obtained BS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1975Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1975 – presentResearch Associate (1975-1979); Senior Research Associate (1979-1980); Acting Assistant Professor of Physics (1980-1981); Assistant Professor of Physics (1981-1984); Associate Professor of Physics (1984-1991); Professor of Physics (1991-present); and Chair, Department of Physics (1996-1999), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1996Fellow, American Physical Society.

2013Awarded Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Paris (France)

Undergraduate Education

Charlottesville (Va.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Dark matter (Astronomy).

Low temperatures.

Magnetic monopoles.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Cabrera, Blas, 1878-1945

Grandfather.

Cabrera, Nicolás

Father.

Colleagues

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Stanford University.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1975). Research Associate; Senior Research Associate; Acting Assistant Professor of Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Chair, Department of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2013 Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1968).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Low temperature detectors, LTD-13 Proceedings of the 13th international workshop, Stanford/SLAC, California, 20-24 July 2009 / editors, Blas Cabrera, Aaron Miller, Betty Young.