# Higgs Bosons and photons

The higgs boson is an elementary particle so how it can decays into another elementary particle; the photon? And why the photon doesn't interact with the Higgs field?

The Higgs boson decays to photons via a charged, massive intermediate particle (dominantly a top quark or a $W$-boson). A charged, massive particle can interact with the photon and the Higgs, and thus provide an indirect interaction between the two.