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What happens when you stick your head in a particle accelerator

Posted in research with tags on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“Here’s the fascinating story of Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski, the only person to have stuck his head into a particle accelerator. His head accidentally strayed into the path of the proton beam at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Protvino in 1978, and the beam bored a hole through his brain and out his nose …” (more)

[Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 22 February]