Blas Cabrera

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For the exiled Spanish physicist in the first half of the 20th century, see Blas Cabrera Felipe.

Blas Cabrera is a physicist at Stanford University best known for his experiment in search of magnetic monopoles. He is the son of Spanish physicist Nicolás Cabrera and the grandson of Blas Cabrera Felipe, also a Spanish physicist.

On the night of February 14, 1982, his detector recorded an event which had the perfect signature hypothesized for a magnetic monopole. After he published his discovery,[1] a number of similar detectors were built by various research groups, and Cabrera's laboratory itself received a large grant to build an improved detector.[citation needed] However, no similar event has been recorded since, and his research group has since dropped the search. He is now a leader of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment.


  1. ^ Blas Cabrera (1982-05-17). "First Results from a Superconductive Detector for Moving Magnetic Monopoles". Physical Review Letters (American Physical Society) 48 (20): 1378–1381. Bibcode:1982PhRvL..48.1378C. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.1378. 

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