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 • 4 672

    BRIGHT SIDE   1 years back

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

    • casino royale
      casino royale  17 hours back

      The scientist sayd that one partial reached a speed of 60 nano seconds faster then the speed of light do you believe that or not I don't believe it Einstein sayd that in a vacuum nothing can move faster then the speed of light what do you think about it.

    • Adrian Xiong
      Adrian Xiong  2 weeks back

      Watch The Flash Series its incredible with the particle accelerator

    • Koratzu the Dingo
      Koratzu the Dingo  3 weeks back

      Pyrotechnic. I like to set things on fire. If I can get paid for it...

  • Joel Oliver
    Joel Oliver  1 hours back

    On the time travel theory you would not come back as ez if at all and you would need a way 2 not melt or something

    • Potato Tomato
      Potato Tomato  4 hours back

      When you try to become Doctor Manhattan but end up as Two Face instead

      • Stef Alexandra
        Stef Alexandra  5 hours back

        Im scared

        • Wyatt Boyd
          Wyatt Boyd  2 days back

          2:26 WHY

          • xAzurick
            xAzurick  2 days back

            That is amazing of my goodness!!

            • Zorax Official
              Zorax Official  2 days back

              Yes its possible

              • Roma K
                Roma K  3 days back

                i'm kindof disappointing he did not get superpowers

                • All Seeing Lies
                  All Seeing Lies  3 days back

                  Particle collider uses light speed on russian scientist. it was not very effective..

                  • Everette Taylor
                    Everette Taylor  3 days back

                    When I grow up I wanna be EARTH😇😇😇

                  • Jerry Z
                    Jerry Z  3 days back

                    I put my head under a flashlight and I survived too!

                    • Misses Witch
                      Misses Witch  3 days back

                      wow, what a good story and a happy ending! so glad he survived and still does science to this day!

                      • Lost' Foxy
                        Lost' Foxy  3 days back

                        Do EVER look at someone and wonder what is going on inside his head, Nothing

                        • Lost' Foxy
                          Lost' Foxy  3 days back

                          He sounds different

                          • Alexander Büchler
                            Alexander Büchler  3 days back

                            Usually this stuff turns people into super heroes.

                            • Trevor Drakenor
                              Trevor Drakenor  5 days back

                              If anything brudda, Its not the time for time machine. Ironic as it may sound.

                              If possible, we would rather like for this to be applied for space ship or something get us traveling to another planet and colonize everywhere else where we can build new homes. Time machine feels like a wasted application especially since it aint anywhere useful beyond personal amnesty.

                              • AshKohn47
                                AshKohn47  5 days back

                                What actually happened is that the particles reversed and accelerated the accelerator instead and blew it up.

                                • Edward Knish
                                  Edward Knish  6 days back

                                  Yall really should have mentioned that the danger from x# of greys of radiation to a human body ASSUMES constant exposure over a 5 minute period.

                                  3,000 greys of ionizing radiation would have UNDOUBTEDLY killed him and anyone else if we assumed a 5 minute constant exposure (even 5 greys is almost always fatal for such a prolonged exposure) — however, this guy's exposure time can only be measured in planck-scale time increments, and that's a really significant factor as to why he wasn't literally fking melting by the time he made it to the ER

                                  • vishal Bhandwalkar
                                    vishal Bhandwalkar  1 weeks back

                                    This video watching give my head a feel of hit by giant partial accelerator 😌😌

                                    • Patrick Wentzell
                                      Patrick Wentzell  1 weeks back

                                      This is the kind of story to have on Ripples Believe It or not. shout out to Kelly Packer we miss you on that series.

                                      • Patrick Wentzell
                                        Patrick Wentzell  1 weeks back

                                        no person wants a misshapen head enlarged by a machine think I'll pass on that

                                        • Zap 1897
                                          Zap 1897  1 weeks back

                                          It was his metaphor. Time and space is one and the same. Speed times space times time equals time it takes to reach the speed in a certain space around circulation of the general development.

                                          • Lethal 911
                                            Lethal 911  1 weeks back

                                            Rule #9999
                                            *NEVER EVER PUT YOUR HEAD IN A PARTICLE ACCELERATOR*

                                            • Firdaus Abbas
                                              Firdaus Abbas  1 weeks back

                                              He's be a meta human

                                              • Mo Hawk
                                                Mo Hawk  1 weeks back

                                                Starts at 3minutes. CERN stands for 666 do you see it in that circle.

                                                • Last flyboy
                                                  Last flyboy  2 weeks back

                                                  I found a mistake. The picture shows -456 degrees, but he said -556 degrees. So, which is it?

                                                  • Just Luis
                                                    Just Luis  2 weeks back

                                                    2:55 is when it actually starts

                                                    • Tim Supovitz
                                                      Tim Supovitz  2 weeks back

                                                      Perhaps this is what brought about the Mandala Effect for the many of us...

                                                      • Glenchie Fermo
                                                        Glenchie Fermo  2 weeks back

                                                        At 7:31 he said 556 instead of 456

                                                        • Elusiveplayz
                                                          Elusiveplayz  2 weeks back

                                                          why does that thumbnail remind me of futurama

                                                          • Decklan Hartzenberg
                                                            Decklan Hartzenberg  2 weeks back

                                                            03:02 is when the video actually starts

                                                            • Decklan Hartzenberg
                                                              Decklan Hartzenberg  2 weeks back

                                                              He's explaining it like we're five years old "Adam smasher"

                                                              • mattius
                                                                mattius  2 weeks back

                                                                "hay-dron ???"

                                                                • Charles Itotia
                                                                  Charles Itotia  2 weeks back

                                                                  This video rocks excelent

                                                                  • Donnie Merritt
                                                                    Donnie Merritt  2 weeks back

                                                                    What a giant waste of money in the name of scientism and better diaper's!😉

                                                                    • RatanakTevy
                                                                      RatanakTevy  2 weeks back

                                                                      This Russian guy will become a super hero. He is known as the Paralyzedman. His super power is able to stay motionless for years and years.

                                                                      • Tyler Upah
                                                                        Tyler Upah  2 weeks back

                                                                        I love how wrong some of this is

                                                                        • Sandralla
                                                                          Sandralla  2 weeks back

                                                                          Its already happening... Hence the Mandela effect.

                                                                          • Sandy Holliday
                                                                            Sandy Holliday  2 weeks back

                                                                            You're such a liar! Stephan Hawkins continually warned us about the LHC. He's the one who said it could cause a miniature black hole and destroy the Earth.

                                                                            • John Efekodo
                                                                              John Efekodo  2 weeks back

                                                                              I used to draw robot comics as a kid. And I named them anything ending with tronix.... So yeah! One of mine was named Cyclotronix

                                                                              • Jacky Wu
                                                                                Jacky Wu  2 weeks back

                                                                                Russians are different...

                                                                                • Morgan Grey
                                                                                  Morgan Grey  2 weeks back

                                                                                  THE MOST DANGEROUS THING IN THE UNIVERSE-Humans thinking they are smarter than God.

                                                                                  • Umer Aamir
                                                                                    Umer Aamir  2 weeks back

                                                                                    If a magnet heats up it loses the property of attraction

                                                                                    • Witherer
                                                                                      Witherer  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Results were his brains going 656KB to 656GB

                                                                                      • Rohan Manna
                                                                                        Rohan Manna  2 weeks back

                                                                                        People don't survive on it...!

                                                                                        • Slurpiee
                                                                                          Slurpiee  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Hey click this!


                                                                                          • HAZARD tv
                                                                                            HAZARD tv  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Wow Russia again. RUSSIA IS A BIG MULTIPLAYER GAME WITH TONS OF MODS.

                                                                                            • Rosa Davila
                                                                                              Rosa Davila  2 weeks back

                                                                                              7:28 It says -456.3 when the audio is -556.3😠😠😠