Narsireddy Anugu, PhD University of Porto, 2017
He currently works at the CHARA Array as the Optical Systems Scientist. He is expert in building astronomical interferometry and adaptive optics instrumentals and applying them for imaging stars and protoplanetary disks around them. He has worked on every currently operating major optical interferometers in the world, including the CHARA Array, the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI), and the Large Binocular Interferometer (LBTI).
Before joining the CHARA Array, Anugu pursued Postdoc fellowships at the University of Arizona and the University Exeter/Michigan. While workin in Tucson, he participated in building the MAPS instrument for the MMT.
While working in Michigan, Anugu built sensitive beam combiners MIRC-X (J+H-bands) and MYSTIC (K-band) for the CHARA Array.
He 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.
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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.