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 • 4 029

    BRIGHT SIDE   8 months back

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

    MINECRAFT FNAF PLAYER  2 hours back


    • León Coretz
      León Coretz  3 hours back

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

      • Galih Candra
        Galih Candra  6 hours back

        That kind of machine would usually create superpower

        • Veena Tripathi
          Veena Tripathi  8 hours back

          Almost absolute zero

          • EI Roblox and more
            EI Roblox and more  9 hours back

            2:33 Got em

            • Ron Daniel Lapuz
              Ron Daniel Lapuz  17 hours back

              Hey dont judge our universe

              • Leo Gqirana
                Leo Gqirana  18 hours back

                wow .....

                • Heber -_- Scorpion
                  Heber -_- Scorpion  20 hours 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

                        • Jason Kd
                          Jason Kd  2 days back


                          • Harish Yadav
                            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  2 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  4 days back

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

                                                  • Mundie Sins
                                                    Mundie Sins  4 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  5 days back

                                                                Where’s the Flash Fans at?

                                                                • Luis Argueta
                                                                  Luis Argueta  5 days back


                                                                  • Manduhh Lee
                                                                    Manduhh Lee  5 days back


                                                                    • Manduhh Lee
                                                                      Manduhh Lee  5 days back

                                                                      ⚫ 🌎 ⚫

                                                                      • Manduhh Lee
                                                                        Manduhh Lee  5 days back

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

                                                                        • Beast Bros And Co.
                                                                          Beast Bros And Co.  5 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  6 days back

                                                                                        2:55 yo welcome

                                                                                        • NeptedPlayz
                                                                                          NeptedPlayz  6 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  7 days back

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

                                                                                              • Andre Jackson
                                                                                                Andre Jackson  7 days back

                                                                                                You have no clue as of what your doing as well as what to piece together your very stuck as well as the history is false I gave you all it's just embedded in of what took place