"Searching for Dark Matter with NuSTAR"
Kenny Ng (Physics)
I will talk about a novel usage of NuSTAR observation in searching for sterile neutrino dark matter. With NuSTAR, it may be possible to close off the high energy part of the parameter space for a class of sterile neutrino dark matter models, where sterile neutrinos are produced through active-sterile neutrino mixing.
"ANITA 4: A TUFF new mission to discover ultra-high energy neutrinos"
Oindree Banerjee (Physics)
The Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) is a NASA Long Duration Balloon project primarily looking for ultra-high energy neutrinos. We are launching ANITA 4 at the end of this year with hardware updates to filter narrow band noise and to trigger more efficiently. In this talk, I will give an overview of the Tunable Universal Filter Frontend (TUFF) boards. We built these boards here at OSU for the purposes of amplification and filtering, and recently integrated them with the ANITA instrument at NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas for a hang test.