Higgs Confusion (The Higgs "Era") I thought I understood the basic concepts behind the Higgs mechanism (spontaneous symmetry breaking and such). But I've read a couple of sources that talk about the "Higgs Era" - the period shortly after the BB when the U was still hot/dense enough for the Higgs Bosons (HB) to still be around. Obviously, the energies required to reproduce that era and the massive HB explain the need for the LHC. So here's my disconnect: If the HB is the quantum of the Higgs Field, which is the field that lends mass to other particles, shouldn't HBs still be everywhere? How can the Higgs Field still permeate all of space without its quanta also permeating all of space? Simple answers appreciated! Thanks.