Left: The north rose window of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris (Photo: Julie Anne Workman, via Wikipedia). Right: The inner tracker of the CMS Experiment at the LHC in Geneva (Photo: 2008 CERN). After an image composed by Daniel Denegri, for his presentation at the Orsay Higgs Hunting 2012 conference.

Matt Strassler
Higgs Discovery: Personal Reflections

Knowledge, once obtained and settled, belongs to everyone.

Eight hundred years from now, perhaps only scholars will remember the LHC, but every document that describes the physics of nature in detail will mention the particle that the LHC has just discovered.

Proclaimed across the globe, it shines forth for everyone, and all future generations, to admire.