[{"type":"thesis","title":"A Data-Analysis and Sensitivity-Optimization Framework for the KATRIN Experiment","issued":{"date-parts":[["2014"]]},"DOI":"10.5445\/IR\/1000043301","genre":"Dissertation","author":[{"family":"Kleesiek","given":"Marco"}],"publisher":"KIT","publisher-place":"Karlsruhe","abstract":"Presently under construction, the Karlsruhe TRitium Neutrino (KATRIN) experiment is the next generation tritium beta-decay experiment to perform a direct kinematical measurement of the electron neutrino mass with an unprecedented sensitivity of 200 meV (90% C.L.). This thesis describes the implementation of a consistent data analysis framework, addressing technical aspects of the data taking process and statistical challenges of a neutrino mass estimation from the beta-decay electron spectrum.","keyword":"Neutrino physics, KATRIN experiment, data analysis, statistical methods, neutrino mass sensitivity","kit-publication-id":"1000043301"}]