Hi! Narsireddy Anugu currently works at Steward Observatory, the University of Arizona on the LBT-interferometer and MMT adaptive optics system. Narsi earned his Ph.D. by involving in the successful development of VLTI/GRAVITY in 2017 working in Portugal. GRAVITY has produced several interesting science results including the black hole at the center of our Galactic Center. After his Ph.D., he joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Exeter, UK, and the University of Michigan. Being part of this group, Narsi played an important role in the sensitivity upgrade of MIRC-X and involved in the development of MYSTIC and CHARA adaptive optics instruments.
Please contact me for any questions, email: nanugu at arizona.edu
Last updated around May 2021.
Selected cutting edge instrumentation (VLTI/GRAVITY and CHARA/MIRC-X)
Selected breakthrough science results
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.