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LHC Season 2: First physics at 13 TeV to start tomorrow

On 3 June, experiments at the LHC are set to collect their first physics data in two years, marking the start of the accelerator's second run

In the early morning of Wednesday 3 June, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is set to start delivering physics data to its experiments for the first time in 27 months.

After nearly two years of maintenance and repair, as well as several months of re-commissioning, the experiments at the world's largest particle accelerator are now ready to take data at the unprecedented energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV) – almost double the collision energy of the LHC's first, three-year run. Data taking will mark the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new frontiers in physics.

For all the day's action, follow our Live Blog "LHC Season 2: New frontiers in physics" where we'll be posting all the latest from the CERN Control Centre, starting at 7am CEST.

The blog will guide you through key moments in the day, from injecting the counter-rotating beams of protons into the LHC and ramping their energy to 6.5 TeV each, to eventual particle collisions and the start of data taking at 13 TeV. A live webcast will also be available through the live blog.

For more about the big questions that the LHC experiments are tackling, check out “New frontiers in physics” and follow the scientists at the forefront of particle physics.

For more about the LHC and its second run, check out "LHC Season 2: Facts & figures" and "LHC Season 2: A stronger machine"