I have been involved in X-ray detector development, sounding rocket launches, and analysis of data from the HEAO-1, Einstein, IRAS, ROSAT, ASCA, Chandra, and Swift satellites. My main science interests are in the areas of X-ray instrumentation, gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows, and supernova remnants. I am an APS Fellow and was awarded the 2007 Bruno Rossi Prize and the 2009 Muhlmann Award as a member of the Swift team.
Professor Feigelson has two different research interests. First, he has a long-standing program studying Galactic star formation and early stellar evolution using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra gives powerful insights into the formation of rich star clusters. Second, he is a leader of the cross-disciplinary field of astrostatistics involving education, conferences, Journal editing, and new methodologies for exoplanet disco
In recent years, I have been collaborating with colleagues in the College of Education to study student learning at the K-12 level in Solar System astronomy. We have developed a learning progression for the middle grades, and have some other interesting results on student ideas in this area.