The biggest software project I’ve been involved with is MOSFiT: the Modular Open Source Fitter for Transients. This code allows users to construct and fit semi-analytic light curve models to transient data, and is optimised for use with the Open Supernova Catalog

MOSFiT is available on Github, can easily be installed in Python using pip or conda, and is fully documented.

The paper describing the code is here, and the first results are presented in this paper.

My personal Github page also contains a few Python scripts that I’ve written and use a lot in my research. These are provided free for anyone who might find them useful!

  • Superbol: Construct a bolometric light curve from multicolour photometric time-series data
  • Photometry Sans Frustration (PSF): Carry out point-spread function fitting photometry using a quick and convenient wrapper for Iraf’s daophot
  • Simple scripts to reduce FITS images using astropy tasks

If you use Superbol, please cite Nicholl, M. 2018, RNAAS