CERN media briefing on the Large Hadron Collider restart

CERN is pleased to invite you to the above media briefing which will take place on Saturday, 14 February at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California.

CERN Director of Accelerators and Technology, Frédérick Bordry, will answer questions regarding the second three-year run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), due to start in March, focussing on the challenges in preparing for Run 2. Scientists from the main LHC experiments (Peter Jacobs from ALICE, Beate Heinemann from ATLAS, Jay Hauser from CMS and Michael Williams from LHCb) will take questions on the physics programme for Run 2, which is expected to begin a couple of months after the restart.

Running at a collision energy of 13 TeV will open up a new window for discovery. Behind this ambition lay a great deal of work.

This media briefing will follow a symposium What Can We Expect from the Second Run of LHC in 2015?. This will give an overview of the work carried out during the shutdown, and describe the actual status of the machine at the time of the AAAS annual meeting. The scientists will explain the physics expectations related to the specialities of the four main LHC experiments.

We hope to see you there !

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14 Feb 2015, 15.00 - 15.45


San Jose, California, USA

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