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 • 4 668

    BRIGHT SIDE   1 years back

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

  • Wyatt Boyd
    Wyatt Boyd  24 hours back

    2:26 WHY

    • xAzurick
      xAzurick  1 days back

      That is amazing of my goodness!!

      • Zorax Official
        Zorax Official  1 days back

        Yes its possible

        • Roma K
          Roma K  1 days back

          i'm kindof disappointing he did not get superpowers

          • All Seeing Lies
            All Seeing Lies  2 days back

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

            • Everette Taylor
              Everette Taylor  2 days back

              When I grow up I wanna be EARTH😇😇😇

            • Jerry Z
              Jerry Z  2 days back

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

              • Misses Witch
                Misses Witch  2 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  2 days back

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

                  • Lost' Foxy
                    Lost' Foxy  2 days back

                    He sounds different

                    • Alexander Büchler
                      Alexander Büchler  2 days back

                      Usually this stuff turns people into super heroes.

                      • Trevor Drakenor
                        Trevor Drakenor  3 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  4 days back

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

                          • Edward Knish
                            Edward Knish  5 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  6 days back

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

                              • Patrick Wentzell
                                Patrick Wentzell  7 days 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  7 days 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  1 weeks back

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

                                            • Just Luis
                                              Just Luis  1 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😠😠😠

                                                                                        • Ame Nem
                                                                                          Ame Nem  2 weeks back

                                                                                          He got 3k gy he is now a hulk

                                                                                          • Jay Byrd
                                                                                            Jay Byrd  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I bet we already are traveling through time and parallel universes, there not going to tell anyone to jeopardize anything

                                                                                            • Linto Anil
                                                                                              Linto Anil  2 weeks back

                                                                                              The flash😂