Hi guys, I've read up things on the Higgs field and boson, including the analogy provided by the CERN website. However, what I don't understand is what exactly happens as the Higgs field interact with particles. And for particles, do they mean elementary ones like quarks? Or do they mean more established particles like protons? Also, for the Higgs field, I am guessing that the Higgs boson passes through these particles in the Higgs field (hence the interaction) and this attract nearby particles (elementary or not, I'm not sure) together which gives mass. However, if it is assumed that by gauge symmetry, all particles have no mass, then how do these particles when congregating together give mass? Does the Higgs boson continue to stay within the particles or does it simply pass by and decay quickly into W particles? I couldn't find any answers to my queries online so I'm trying my luck here. Please help!! I think I have a very messed up understanding of the Higgs boson and field, and all the more I want to clarify it!! Thanks!