Eric Feigelson

Science Collaboration(s): 
Informatics and Statistics (ISSC)

 I am interested in variable star surveys (as a member of the TVS Science Collaboration) and cross-disciplinary interests associated with statistical methodology (as a core member of the ISSC).  Both are challenged by the analysis of LSST lightcurves with sparse and irregular cadences.  I am currently engaged in ARIMA modeling of 2 million HATSouth lightcurves in the search for transiting exoplanets, and periodicity search with ZTF photometry in the study of rotation and magnetic dynamos in young stars.  I lead a proposal for a LSST micro-survey of an intensive study of one field during one night to study rapid variability from a million stars. 

In addition, I have been working in a cross-disciplinary way towards bringing the astronomical and statistical community in closer communication, organizing conferences and Summer Schools, and serving as Statistics Editor for astronomy journals.  I have been a core team member of the LSST ISSC since its inception.  Mentoring a Templeton LSST Catalyst Fellow resonates well with my long-standing multi-disciplinary. I studied anthropology and religion in college and follow developments in social sciences today with avid interest.