So, the Higgs boson might be one of the most important discoveries in terms of the standard model. I'm new to the standard model, and had a few questions related to the future of its research. If the Higgs is ultimately what creates gravitational fields, or at least gives things mass (and is therefore a candidate for interacting with dark matter), what particle, if any, is responsible for imparting charge and what particle is responsible for creating the strong force in protons and neutrons? Are they already discovered (low energies) or only hypothesized (maybe) ? If only hypothetical, what sorts of energies would they exist at? If orders of magnitude higher than the Higgs, what energy is required to create a self sustaining black hole (obviously something undesirable)? It's just always kind of important to see what direction the next paradigm shift might come from, and so I'm just wondering if this is a possibility for the next major advance in science. Please excuse the speculation in advance (something for which I've actually had a thread taken down over, so I guess keep it as scientific as possible).