Can someone explain me what is mass according to the Standard Model?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I read that the Higgs boson "gives" mass to particles but I don´t understand what that means.

Here's what I think I got so far :

There is a field called Higgs field in all spacetime. It has a value for empty space wich happens to be different than 0. A perturbation in the field is a Higgs boson.

What is mass in all this?

Extra questions

I read that Higgs field is a quantum field: Does that mean that it is a discrete field and that the value of the field for any given position is a multiple of some minimun amount?

And it is a scalar field, a vector field or what?

Thank you

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# What is mass according to the Standard Model?

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