Press briefing on the Large Hadron Collider restart, season 2

CERN is pleased to invite you to the above press briefing which will take place on Thursday 12 March, in the Globe of Science and Innovation, 1st floor, from 2.30 to 3.30pm (CET). 

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is ready to start up for its second three-year run. The 27km LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world operating at a temperature of -271°C  and powered to a current of 11,000 amps. Run 2 of the LHC follows a two-year technical stop that prepared the machine for running at almost double the energy of the first run. After substantial consolidation and improvements the LHC will restart at an energy of 6.5 TeV per beam, which will open up a new window for discovery - collisions at a total energy of 13 TeV are expected late spring. 

CERN General Director Rolf Heuer, the Director of Accelerators Frédérick Bordry, and the LHC experiment representatives will take questions regarding the LHC second three-year run, focussing on the technical challenges in preparing for Run 2, and on the new discovery potential. LHC experimental physicists and theorists will be at your disposal for interviews at the end of the briefing.

You can find here material prepared on the LHC restart.

Journalists are invited to register by email before 11 March to obtain accreditation.

Those who cannot attend, can follow the conference online and ask questions on Twitter, sending messages to @CERNpressoffice with the #RestartLHC hashtag.

We hope to see you here at CERN.

* The recording of the press conference is now available here.*

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Event Date

12 Mar 2015, 14.30 - 15.30


Globe of Science and Innovation, CERN

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