Getting Ready For Run 2: What’s Changed at the LHC?

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room LL20D (San Jose Convention Center)
Frederick Bordry, CERN, Geneva , Swaziland
In early 2013, the LHC shut down after a successful three year run at a collision energy of 7-8 TeV. The objective: to prepare for running at 13 TeV, opening up a new window for discovery. Behind this ambition lay a lot of work. Two years later, that work is complete and the LHC is being readied for run 2. This talk will give an overview of the work carried out through the shut down, and describe the actual status of the machine at the time of the AAAS annual meeting.