As a researcher at the Institute for High Energy Physics in Protvino, Bugorski used to work with the largest Soviet particle accelerator, the synchrotron U-70. On July 13, 1978, Bugorski was checking a malfunctioning piece of equipment when an accident occurred due to failed safety mechanisms. Bugorski was leaning over the piece of equipment when he stuck his head in the part through which the proton beam was running. Reportedly, he saw a flash “brighter than a thousand suns”, but did not feel any pain. The beam measured about 2,000 gray when it entered Bugorski’s skull, and about 3,000 gray when it exited after colliding with the inside of his head.
 After the accident
The left half of Bugorski’s face swelled up beyond recognition, and over the next several days started peeling off, showing the path that the proton beam (moving near the speed of light) had burned through parts of his face, his bone, and the brain tissue underneath. As it was believed that about 5 to 6 grays is enough to kill a person, Bugorski was taken to a clinic in Moscow where the doctors could observe his expected demise. However, Bugorski survived and even completed his Ph.D.
There was virtually no damage to his intellectual capacity, but the fatigue of mental work increased markedly. Bugorski completely lost hearing in the left ear and only a constant, unpleasant internal noise remained. The left half of his face was paralyzed, due to the destruction of nerves. He is able to function perfectly well, save the fact that he has occasional absence seizures and rare tonic-clonic seizures.
sparknotes: scientists plays with photon canon, safety malfunctions, photon bullet shoots through his head (photon carves path through skin, bone, brain and leaves through other side) he sees light “brighter than a thousand suns”, left side of his face melts, loses hearing in left ear, has random tonic clonic seizures, but other than that is fine and finishes his phd.
No super-powers were gained. Does not become Dr. Manhattan :crybaby:
Here is a pic