Neda Heidari


  • Department: Computer Science, Math and Environmental Science

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01.2023 – 01.2025: French space agency (CNES) postdoctoral research fellowship, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, Paris, France.
Topic: Detection and characterization of TESS single transit events: a strategy to find habitable zone planets

09.2019 – 12.2022: Ph.D. student, Astrophysics, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France/
Ph.D. Thesis: Overcoming the stellar activity impact on exoplanet detection and characterization: application to the follow-up of TESS candidates with the SOPHIE spectrograph


1) N. Heidari, I. Boisse et al, "The SOPHIE search for northern extrasolar planets-XIX. HD88986: a multi-
planet system with a temperate transiting sub-Neptune and a wide-orbit Jupiter mass planet", submitted in
Astronomy & Astrophysics.

2) L. Sairam, A. Triaud, T. Baycroft, J. Orosz, I. Boisse, N. Heidari, "New methods for radial-velocity
measurements of double-lined binaries, and detection of a circumbinary planet orbiting TIC 172900988",
accepted in MNRAS

3) E. Martioli, G. Hébrard, L. de Almeida, N. Heidari, et al, "TOI-1736 and TOI-2141: two systems including sub-Neptunes around solar analogs revealed by TESS and SOPHIE. Accepted in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

4) H. P. Osborn, G. Nowak,...., N. Heidari and et al., "Two Warm Neptunes transiting HIP 9618 revealed by TESS & Cheops", Astronomy & Astrophysics.

5) P. Cortes, I. Boisse,...., N. Heidari and et al., "Optical and near-infrared stellar activity charac-
terization of the early M dwarf Gl 205 with SOPHIE and SPIRou", Astronomy & Astrophysics.

6) A. Carmona, X. Delfosse,...., N. Heidari and et al., "Near-IR and optical radial velocities of the active M-dwarf star Gl 388 (AD Leo) with SPIRou at CFHT and SOPHIE at OHP: A 2.23 days rotation period and no evidence for a co-rotating planet.", Astronomy & Astrophysics.

7) D. Sebastian, M. I. Swayne,...., N. Heidari and et al., "The EBLM project – IX. Five
fully convective M-dwarfs, precisely measured with CHEOPS and TESS light curves", MNRAS,

8) L. Naponiello, L. Mancini,...., N. Heidari and et al., "The GAPS Programme at TNG XL: A puffy and
warm Neptune-sized planet and an outer Neptune-mass candidate orbiting the solar-type star TOI-1422",
Astronomy & Astrophysics,

9) L. M. Serrano, D. Gandolfi,...,N. Heidari and et al, "The HD 93963, A transiting system: a 1.04 d
super-Earth and a 3.65 d sub-Neptune discovered by TESS and CHEOPS", Astronomy & Astrophysics,

10) P.-C. König, M. Damasso,...,N. Heidari and et al, "A warm super-Neptune around the G-
dwarf star TOI-1710 revealed with TESS, SOPHIE and HARPS-N", Astronomy & Astrophysics,

11) A. Triaud, M. Standing, N. Heidari and et al, "BEBOP III. Observations and an independent mass
measurement of Kepler-16 (AB) b – the first circumbinary planet detected with radial velocities", MNRAS.

12) N. Heidari, I. Boisse and et al, "HD207897 b: A dense sub-Neptune transiting a nearby and bright K-type star", Astronomy & Astrophysics,

13) S. Dalal, F. Kiefer,...,N. Heidari and et al, "The SOPHIE search for northern extrasolar planets. XVII. A wealth of new objects: Six cool Jupiters, three brown dwarfs, and 16 low-mass binary stars", Astronomy &
14) O. D. S. Demangeon, S. Dalal,..., N. Heidari and et al, "The SOPHIE search for northern extrasolar planets. XVIII: Six new cold Jupiters, including one of the most eccentric exoplanet orbits", Astronomy & Astrophysics,
15) C. Moutou, J. M. Almenara,....,N. Heidari et al, "TOI-1296b and TOI-1298b observed with TESS and
SOPHIE: two hot Saturn-mass exoplanets with different densities around metal-rich stars", Astronomy &

16) M. I. Swayne, P. F. L. Maxted,...,N. Heidari et al, "The EBLM project – VIII. First results for M-
dwarf mass, radius and effective temperature measurements using CHEOPS light curves", MNRAS,

17) M. Malekjani, S. Basilakos and N. Heidari, "Spherical collapse model and cluster number counts in power-law f(T) gravity", MNRAS,