What makes up the largest part of our universe? What invisibly influences the movement of whole galaxies? What is the Xenon Experiment, anyway, and why does it have to be done underground?
You may know xenon as the gas in modern car headlights, but what does it have to do with dark matter? Xenon plays a crucial role in the search for this great mystery of the universe, and UZH is part of the international experiments. In particular, a detector developed at UZH is filled with the gas. Meanwhile, further research is being carried out deep underground. Why? How? You can find out here above ground, and have a look at an earlier version of the detector.