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Narsireddy Anugu currently works at the CHARA Array as Optical Systems Scientist. Before that Anugu pursued two postdoc fellowships at the University of Arizona and the University Exeter/Michigan. Anugu earned his Ph.D. from University of Porto by involving in the successful development of VLTI/GRAVITY in 2017 working. GRAVITY has contributed several interesting science results including 2020 Nobel Prize Physics.

Please contact me for any questions, email: nanugu-at-chara-array.org

Last updated around May 2021.

Selected cutting edge instrumentation (VLTI/GRAVITY and CHARA/MIRC-X)

GRAVITY interferometer -- black hole and exoplanet characterization machine. I built acquisition and guiding camera for GRAVITY for my thesis with Portugese collaboration. PhD supervisor: Prof. Paulo Garcia

Summary and Relevant papers 1 and 2 (first authored).

CHARA/MIRC-X interferometer -- protoplanetary disk imaging machine in near-infrared. I worked as Instrument Scientist in developing MIRC-X. Postdoc advisers Prof. Stefan Kraus and Prof. John Monnier.

Summary and Paper (first authored)

Selected breakthrough science results

First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole (from GRAVITY observations). Press Release and A&A letter (led by GRAVITY collaboration). Super excited our work helped 2021 Nobel Prize Physics (Reinhard Genzel).

GW Ori: Misaligned and warped Protoplanetary Disk around a Triple-Star System (from MIRC-X). Press Release , CNN and Science Journal paper (led by S. Kraus).

GRAVITY observations show breaking spectrum of exoplanets using better filter of planet signal from host star using interferometry coherence. Press release and A&A letter (led by GRAVITY collaboration).

Our group solved the mystery of Betelgeuse unexpected dimming in 2019/2020. This ESO/L. Calçada artist’s animation shows how the dust obscuring the southern region of Betelgeuse at different observational epochs. This work published in Nature (led by M. Montargès). Press release, CNN, Nytimes and BBC.