The XENON Dark Matter Search
University of Freiburg, Germany
Roberto A. Lineros
Despite a wealth of indirect evidence, there has been no direct observation of dark matter particles. The XENON experiment, located at Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, is attempting to directly measure dark matter using liquid xenon time projection chambers. The experiment is staged in phases of increasing detector size. The current phase, XENON1T, features 3.2t of ultra-pure liquid xenon and has collected the largest exposure of any detector of it’s type. This dataset will allow an unprecedented sensitivity on the spin-independent WIMP-nucleon cross section as well as probes into many alternative dark matter models.
The talk will focus on the upcoming XENON1T result as well as the pending update to XENONnT.