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Approaching the Most Sensitive Dark Matter Search with XENON1T

The latest results from the XENON1T experiment using a tonne-year exposure with an unprecedented low background will be reported

Astrophysical observations at all scales provide indisputable evidence for the existence of an invisible and dominant mass component in the observable universe. The nature of this dark matter remains one of the greatest challenges of modern physics. The leading hypothesis is that dark matter comprises new elementary particles, spanning a vast range of masses and interaction cross-sections with normal matter. A well-motivated class of candidates are weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). One way to search for WIMPs is through their scattering off atomic nuclei in low background detectors placed deep underground. XENON1T is the current generation of the XENON dark matter search program based on dual-phase (liquid-gas) xenon time projection chambers (TPCs). The XENON1T detector, based in the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy, is the first multi-tonne scale TPC containing 2 tonne of instrumented liquid xenon. This talk will describe the experiment and data analysis leading to an upcoming result using a tonne-year exposure with an unprecedented low background.