Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA)

Martin Descher


Institute: ETP
Room: B. 402 R. 216 - Campus North
Phone: +49 721 608 26939
Email: Martin.Descher#kit.edu

PhD Topic

Detector development and spectrum modeling for keV sterile neutrino searches at KATRIN

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. G. Drexlin (ETP, KIT)
Second Supervisor: Prof. Dr. S. Mertens (MPP, TUM)


[1] M. Aker et al. First operation of the katrin experiment with tritium. European Physical Journal C, 80:264, 3 2020. [ bib | DOI ]
[2] M. Aker et al. An improved upper limit on the neutrino mass from a direct kinematic method by katrin. Physical Review Letters, 123, 9 2019. [ bib | DOI ]

[1] M. Aker et al. Bound on 3+1 active-sterile neutrino mixing from the first four-week science run of katrin. arXiv, 11 2020. [ bib | http ]
[2] T. Houdy et al. Hunting kev sterile neutrinos with katrin: Building the first tristan module. volume 1468, page 12177. Institute of Physics Publishing, 3 2020. [ bib | DOI ]


  • Master thesis: High rate systematic effects for keV sterile neutrino searches at KATRIN (PDF)
  • Bachelor thesis: Verbesserung der Benutzerschnittstelle des Millepede II Alignment-Algorithmus für den CMS-Spurdetektor (link)

Work reports

KSETA Annual report 2020 (PDF)
KSETA Annual report 2021 (PDF)