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ILC: Status and Plans
The International Linear Collider (ILC) is planned as a linear e+e- collider with a centre-of-mass energy tunable between 200 and 500GeV, upgradeable to 1TeV, and a luminosity of 2E34 cm-2s-1. It is based on superconducting RF cavities operating at a mean gradient of 31.5MV/m. This year, the Technical Design Report of the ILC has been published, and activities are underway in the Japan in preparation for a possible bid to host it, with a possible start date in the mid 2020's. The ILC would complement the LHC's physics capabilities in an ideal fashion, allowing precision measurements of the Higgs boson and top quark properties, and searches for new physics, covering also scenarios that are unfavorable for LHC.