[W59] Daniel Coderre: The XENON Dark Matter Search

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 15.00 GMT

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The XENON Dark Matter Search

Daniel Coderre
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.


  • First Dark Matter Search Results from the XENON1T Experiment, XENON Collaboration (E. Aprile et al.), Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 181301 (2017), arXiv:1705.06655.
  • The XENON1T Dark Matter Experiment, XENON Collaboration (E. Aprile et al.), Eur. Phys. J. C (2017) 77: 881, arXiv:1708.07051.

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