The Man Put His Head In a Particle Accelerator, See What Happened

  • Published: 14 November 2018
  • A particle accelerator is something that scientists use to study the behavior of particles and conduct physics experiments. These machines use an electromagnetic field to make tiny particles move at practically the speed of light: a whopping 186,000 miles per second! So, yeah, a guy stuck his head in one of those… and actually survived!

    The incident happened in Russia on July 13, 1978. Anatoli Bugorski was a researcher at the Institute for High Energy Physics and worked with the U-70 Synchrotron, the biggest Soviet atom smasher of the time. On that unfortunate day, the scientist was trying to figure out why a piece of the equipment wasn’t working as it should. As he was leaning over the machine, the safety mechanism failed at the worst possible moment. It turned out that the scientist’s head was right in the path of a powerful proton beam moving at the speed of light. You ready to hear all about it? Then watch the video!

    What particle accelerator do 1:05
    The most famous particle accelerator 1:33
    Where and ahen the incident happened 2:59
    What happenes with that man 3:31
    Why doctors couldn't predict the consequences 4:27
    What were the consequences 4:57
    What if he had stuck his head in the Large Hadron Collider? 5:37
    Where the Large Hadron Collider is located 6:01
    Can is pose a serious threat to Earth? 7:43

    #particleaccelerator #largehadroncollider #sciense

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    - The most famous particle accelerator in the world is the Large Hadron Collider, which is located near Geneva, Switzerland and crosses the border into France. It was invented in 1929 by physicist Ernest Lawrence, who was just 27 years old at the time by the way.
    - The incident happened in Russia on July 13, 1978. Anatoli Bugorski was a researcher at the Institute for High Energy Physics and worked with the U-70 Synchrotron, the biggest Soviet atom smasher of the time.
    - Bugorski later mentioned that he felt no pain at all but saw a light that was, in his words, "brighter than a thousand suns." The proton beam entered the back of his head and exited through his nose. Within minutes the left side of the scientist's face had swelled up like a balloon, and he was immediately rushed to the hospital.
    - Nobody had ever come in contact with radiation traveling at light speed before. That's why doctors couldn't predict the consequences of such an encounter. They could only wait and observe their patient for any changes in his condition.
    - But despite all grim expectations, the physicist survived! In fact, as of 2018, the 76-year-old still feels pretty energetic! Over time, the left side of Bugorski's face became paralyzed, which has actually prevented wrinkles from forming on that side of his face. On the bright side, the physicist’s intellect remained intact.
    - Situated in CERN's accelerator complex, where CERN stands for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the Large Hadron Collider is an impressive construction to say the least. It consists of a circular tunnel that’s about 17 miles across.
    - The Hadron Collider consists of more than 9,600 super powerful magnets. In fact, they’re 100,000 times stronger than the gravitational pull of our planet! This makes protons move around their circular track at a seriously staggering speed.
    - Some scientists, however, believe that the Large Hadron Collider can pose a serious threat to Earth. Dr. Otto Rossler from the University of Tubingen is sure that the collider can trigger a small black hole that may have enough potential to destroy the planet.

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Comments • 4 031

    BRIGHT SIDE   8 months back

    Hey there! What's your profession? Or what do you want to be when you grow up? 🙂

    • Soviet СССР
      Soviet СССР  2 hours back


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      Roman Plays  1 days back


    • Manas Mishra
      Manas Mishra  2 days back

      @DJ what that mean??

    • Beat Nation
      Beat Nation  2 days back

      I want to be a building engineer and house planner

  • kip kipszicop
    kip kipszicop  1 hours back

    Welcome flash

      MINECRAFT FNAF PLAYER  7 hours back


      • León Coretz
        León Coretz  8 hours back

        Please don't ever say something was accelerated to travel /at/ the speed of light, ever again.

        • Galih Candra
          Galih Candra  10 hours back

          That kind of machine would usually create superpower

          • Veena Tripathi
            Veena Tripathi  13 hours back

            Almost absolute zero

            • EI Roblox and more
              EI Roblox and more  13 hours back

              2:33 Got em

              • Ron Daniel Lapuz
                Ron Daniel Lapuz  21 hours back

                Hey dont judge our universe

                • Leo Gqirana
                  Leo Gqirana  22 hours back

                  wow .....

                  • Heber -_- Scorpion
                    Heber -_- Scorpion  1 days back

                    it's why aliens dont want to see humans

                    • RickDoes GamingVideos
                      RickDoes GamingVideos  2 days back

                      He turned into the flash

                      • Cheek Clapper
                        Cheek Clapper  2 days back

                        And of course it’s going to be a Russian

                        • Rp Ron
                          Rp Ron  2 days back

                          I think the bright light was future

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                            Jason Kd  2 days back


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                              Harish Yadav  2 days back


                              • AATIF TARIQ
                                AATIF TARIQ  2 days back

                                This is nonsense if you think we can do time travel .

                                • Eternal Flame
                                  Eternal Flame  3 days back

                                  Oh, those russians

                                  • EPICVOID CENA
                                    EPICVOID CENA  3 days back


                                    • dont read my profile description

                                      *it was at russia*
                                      Me:yea that explains every Word in the vid

                                      • Sam Matthew
                                        Sam Matthew  3 days back


                                        • Akshay Bangera
                                          Akshay Bangera  3 days back

                                          I know that your all videos are lies

                                          • Shreya Thapa Magar the drawing young artist

                                            What means atom smasher (•_____•) ?

                                            • To&An 3:00am
                                              To&An 3:00am  4 days back

                                              I thought that there is no such thing that can be fast or faster than light😐.

                                              • Jose Valentin
                                                Jose Valentin  4 days back

                                                Someone had to

                                                • What A killer
                                                  What A killer  4 days back

                                                  the man put his head in particle accelerator,what happened to him?
                                                  he became a meta humans

                                                  • Izuku Midoriya
                                                    Izuku Midoriya  5 days back

                                                    Next Video: Becoming the Thinker from the Flash comics is theoretically possible

                                                    • Mundie Sins
                                                      Mundie Sins  5 days back

                                                      Gives a graphic of an atom's electrons: pRoToNs

                                                      • I make bad comments.
                                                        I make bad comments.  5 days back

                                                        "Traveling at light speed"
                                                        Mr. Einstein would like to have a word with you.

                                                        "there is no such thing as 'practically' the speed of light, it's relative" - Einstein probably

                                                        • Stupidity
                                                          Stupidity  5 days back

                                                          This man is a DAREDEVIL

                                                          • NIP
                                                            NIP  5 days back

                                                            where's this accelerator located? i wanna become the flash

                                                            • Samrat
                                                              Samrat  5 days back

                                                              Time travelling is impossible,,, Time is irreversible

                                                              • Saud Qureshi
                                                                Saud Qureshi  5 days back

                                                                A man put his head in a particle accelerator.
                                                                What's *wrong* with him??.

                                                                • Drakus
                                                                  Drakus  6 days back

                                                                  Where’s the Flash Fans at?

                                                                  • Luis Argueta
                                                                    Luis Argueta  6 days back


                                                                    • Manduhh Lee
                                                                      Manduhh Lee  6 days back


                                                                      • Manduhh Lee
                                                                        Manduhh Lee  6 days back

                                                                        ⚫ 🌎 ⚫

                                                                        • Manduhh Lee
                                                                          Manduhh Lee  6 days back

                                                                          Imagine if it was an black hole IN HIS HEAD |Dead Ppl💀💀💀............

                                                                          • Beast Bros And Co.
                                                                            Beast Bros And Co.  6 days back

                                                                            You could travel through time but only in the future and can’t come back.

                                                                            • Barra Mohamed
                                                                              Barra Mohamed  6 days back

                                                                              The video I watched,
                                                                              The most of the stories from this channel i don't believe
                                                                              Time travel i disagree even if it was real it would definitely destroy the universe

                                                                              • Samson H
                                                                                Samson H  6 days back

                                                                                Did you just pronounce his name as AN-TAN-OH-LEE? It’s pronounced AN-UH-TOE-LEE you uncultured swine -.-

                                                                                • Paul R
                                                                                  Paul R  6 days back

                                                                                  Cool article, yes, I would go.

                                                                                  • Multitalented student
                                                                                    Multitalented student  6 days back

                                                                                    Barry : hey particle accelerator blast fast I want to get my powers.
                                                                                    Meanwhile Devoe : I will became the most amazing man in the world after doing this.
                                                                                    Barry : it's the time I must go for it to became the flash after stuck by lightning
                                                                                    Thawne : I have to make the flash again.
                                                                                    Particle accelerator : am I a joke for you?

                                                                                    • Tokyo
                                                                                      Tokyo  6 days back

                                                                                      His Head game is strong

                                                                                      • Riaz Yusef
                                                                                        Riaz Yusef  6 days back

                                                                                        Eobard Thawne : so, you found it.
                                                                                        I got this idea way long back kids.

                                                                                        • SpilledAcid
                                                                                          SpilledAcid  7 days back

                                                                                          2:55 yo welcome

                                                                                          • NeptedPlayz
                                                                                            NeptedPlayz  7 days back

                                                                                            *Pluto has left the chat..*

                                                                                            • KFTGF Keep Fighting the Good Fight

                                                                                              SAVE HOME!

                                                                                              THE ANTARCTIC IS MELTING!

                                                                                              Or is this the reason these MAD MEN are look for another place to go because they have murdered this planet and Us?

                                                                                              These CORRUPT LEADERS wouldn’t say 💩 is this is true...🙄🙄🤢🤮

                                                                                              • Jake
                                                                                                Jake  1 weeks back

                                                                                                i was about to comment darwin award but he survived i am not pleased😂