~Physics Question! I spend my weekends reading up on quantum physics. Mostly these forums. I find myself flooded with jargon. So I have a quick little question. I am not taking any courses on physics, I am just really interested. So an atom is: Election Proton-----> Made up of quarks Neutron---> Made up of quarks Quarks---> held together by fermions using an exchange Now my question is, where does a boson fit in here? From what I read, a boson is what keeps the electron "in" the atomic structure. But how? I thought one of the 4 forces kept the electrons from flying out into ether. Also, if I made any mistakes with the quarks and stuff please correct me. Thank you!