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.


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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.