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Daniel Coderre - XENON1T WIMP dark matter searches

RTG Seminar on July 11th, 2018

The XENON1T experiment is searching for direct evidence of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), which are one of the leading candidates for dark matter. Located deep beneath the Gran Sasso massif in Italy, the experiment consists of a liquid xenon time projection chamber instrumented to detect tiny signals resulting from WIMP-induced nuclear recoils in the 2.0 tonne target. The experiment has been running since October 2016 and the WIMP search results from a 1.0 (tonne x year) exposure were just released, placing the most stringent limits to date on dark matter in masses from a few GeV to TeV scale. This talk will focus on those recent results as well as the efforts to upgrade to the larger XENONnT detector, containing 3 times the target mass, in which the University of Freiburg is playing a leading role.

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