Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:25 pm
by lpetrich
First three-year LHC running period reaches a conclusion | CERN press office
Geneva 14 February 2013. At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN1 Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine’s first three-year running period to a successful conclusion.

The LHC thus enters "Long Shutdown 1", when it wlll be upgraded to run at its full operating energy of 7 TeV per proton or 14 TeV collision energy. It had been at 3.5 to 4 TeV per proton for its initial run.

It should restart in 2015.