"Worlds most sensitive dark matter detector releases first results", UChicago News KICP in the News: May 18, 2017
The XENON Collaboration released results from a first, 30-day run of XENON1T, showing the detector has a record low radioactivity level, many orders of magnitude below surrounding material on earth. "The care that we put into every single detail of the new detector is finally paying back," said Luca Grandi, KICP senior member and member of the XENON Collaboration. "We have excellent discovery potential in the years to come because of the huge dimension of XENON1T and its incredibly low background. These early results already are allowing us to explore regions never explored before."