Dark Matter detection - current front and the future
Dark matter has been a major paradigm in cosmology for the past five decades, with evidence mounting and becoming ever more convincing over the years. However, all the observations of this elusive matter are based on gravitational systems. Many efforts to determine the particle or field nature of the dark matter were carried out, but so far without success. In my talk I will go through the evidence and basic notions related to dark matter, and will then focus on one of the most promising channels for its understanding - direct searches for dark matter. I will present the current state of affairs, with the world's most sensitive detector, XENON1T, and then discuss the future of the filed, with planned experiments and small scale R&D.