The XENON1T dark matter experiment
PD Dr. Teresa Marrodán Undagoitia (MPI. f. Kernphysik / Heidelberg)
Despite the overwhelming evidence for dark matter from cosmological and astronomical indications at various scales, a clear evidence for a particle explaining these observations remains absent. XENON1T is a liquid xenon detector capable of exploring a large fraction of the available parameter space for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). The experiment aims to detect WIMP-nucleon interactions using a dual phase time-projection-chamber with a total target mass of about 2 tons. The talk reports on the status of the experiment which started data taking this autumn. Some latest results of the XENON100 experiment are briefly reviewed as well.