COLLABORATION

Collaboration

About 200 scientists from over 25 institutions across the world form the international XENON collaboration, representing more than 25 different nationalities. The collaboration has been searching for dark matter since 2006 with liquid xenon time projection chambers in a series of experiments with increasing detector mass called XENON10, XENON100, XENON1T and XENONnT. While XENON10 was filled with merely 15 kg of xenon, XENONnT, the newest member of the XENON family, employs a total of 8.6 tonnes.

Below you can learn more about the different institutions involved and about the collaboration’s management structure.

Collaboration Meeting in Torino July 2022

Organization

The XENON Dark Matter Project is managed by the Collaboration Board (CB). It is a committee composed of the Spokespersons and all the Principal Investigators (PIs) and represents the main decision-making body of the XENON collaboration.  A PI is the leader of each collaborating institution who carries the scientific and financial responsibility of that institution concerning the XENON program. 

Below is the organizational structure of the management body. Find out more about different roles by hovering over individual boxes. Some roles are also filled by senior scientists that are not a PI. At the bottom you can learn who is currently representing the XENON CB and its different roles.

The XENON Dark Matter Project is managed by the Collaboration Board (CB). It is a committee composed of the Spokespersons and all the Principal Investigators (PIs) and represents the main decision-making body of the XENON collaboration. 

A PI is the leader of each collaborating institution who carries the scientific and financial responsibility of that institution concerning the XENON program. 

Below is the organizational structure of the management body. Find out more about different roles by clicking on the individual boxes. Some roles are also filled by senior scientists that are not a PI.

At the bottom you can learn who is currently representing the XENON CB and its different roles.

SPOKESPERSON

Formal representatives of the collaboration who oversee its overall scientific and technical program.

COLLABORATION BOARD CHAIR

Manages the CB meetings and communicates to the CB members, setting the agendas of the meetings, sees that they are followed, and documents decisions.

SCIENCE STRATEGY

Identifies and prioritizes opportunities for the various science outcomes. Triggers strategy discussions, and communicates with the operations and analysis teams for optimal scientific results.

EDITORIAL BOARD

Manages the scientific papers to be submitted for publication by the collaboration.

SPEAKER BUREAU

Keeps an up-to-date list
of upcoming conferences and will coordinate speakers representing the collaboration.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Coordinates dissemination of the collaboration's efforts to the general public. Examples are press
releases, websites, educational materials, or events as appropriate.

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR

Responsible for the overall project technical progress, workflow
coordination, and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) conformance.

ANALYSIS COORDINATOR

Oversees the various analyses and analysis tools, ensures that they are progressing swiftly and accurately, and that open tasks are being worked on.