Analysis of 5-year sample DES sample of Type Ia supernovae: developing the next generation cosmology fitter

The analysis of the 3-year spectroscopic sample of 250 supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has led to some of the tightest constraints yet on the dark energy equation of state parameter. The 5-year photometric sample will be an order of magnitude larger. In this thesis, the student will help develop the next generation cosmology fitter. The project is suitable for students that have a strong interest in statistics and cosmology.