What happens when you put your head in a particle accelerator?


Ever wonder what would happen if you stuck your head in a particle accelerator? Well then you came to the right place as "Today I Found Out" explains what happened to a Russian scientist after the break

Today I found out what happens when you stick your head into a particle accelerator.
Exhibit A: Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski, a Russian scientist who has the distinction of being the only person to ever stick their head in a running particle accelerator.  Shockingly, he also managed to survive the ordeal and all things considered, come out without too much damage.
Bugorski was a researcher at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Protvino.  Specifically he worked with the Soviet particle accelerator the synchrotron U-70.  On July 13, 1978, Bugorski was checking a malfunctioning piece of equipment.  As he was leaning over the piece of equipment he stuck his head through the part of the accelerator that the proton beam was running through.  Supposedly, he saw a flash that was “brighter than a thousand suns” at this point.  Interestingly, he did not feel any pain when this happened.
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9 comments:

Meisefelix said...

so is he blind now?

fabio_2007 said...

great info, thanks for sharing

Lendo Khar said...

That's horrifying!
What an unlucky guy

CrazyJuan said...

Oh wow, that's a tough break. One in ~8billion chance of that happening, eh?

G said...

Cool - better than botox lol

Tracerz said...

OMG D=
That turned out better than expected for him...

jeebus said...

bad ass

PhotoBlog said...

wow, brave dude!

That Llama said...

I have to try that somewhen in my life

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