1. What is the "cause" of the field and how can the Higgs field be flat and permeate all of space or is it a property of space itself? 2. Will the field weaken as space expands? In other words, as the distance between objects approaches infinity, will that impact the Higgs field? 3. We know that spacetime is impossibly twisted within a black hole. If the Higgs field is flat and even across all of spacetime then what impact does this sort of twisted spacetime have on the field? 4. Finally, if matter cannot exist in a physical state inside of a black hole then there are no particles that can gain mass from the Higgs field. If no particles exist to gain mass from the Higgs field then how does a black hole remain intact? Thanks in advance! Just curious about some of these things after reading about the latest discovery at CERN.