Press Office

Press Conference: LHC Restart, Season 2

Europe/Zurich
80-1-001 (CERN)

80-1-001

CERN

Description

PRESS BRIEFING ON THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER (LHC) RE-START, SEASON 2

AT CERN, GLOBE OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION


Where :   http://cern.ch/directions   at the Globe of Science and Innovation

When : Thursday, 12 March from 2.30 to 3.30pm - Open seating as from 2.15pm

Speakers : CERN’s Director General, Rolf Heuer and Director of Accelerators, Frédérick Bordry, and representatives of the LHC experiments

Webcast : https://webcast.web.cern.ch/webcast/


Dear Journalists,

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.

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 -217 degrees Centigrade 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 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.

The highlight of the machine’s successful first run was the discovery by the ATLAS and CMS experiments of the long-sought Higgs boson.

You can find here material prepared on the LHC restart.

We hope to see you there, or you can follow the briefing by webcast on the day.

 

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