Dr. Victor H. Reis is Senior Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy, where he works on various DOE issues – mostly involving small modular nuclear reactors. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the U.S. Strategic Command. He returned to the DOE in 2005 to help formulate the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.
Dr. Reis led the development of the DOE’s Stockpile Stewardship Program when he was Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs in the U.S. Department of Energy.
His past government appointments include serving as Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) in the Defense Department; Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); and Assistant Director for National Security and Space, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President.
He was Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at SAIC, Senior Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and has held other industrial research and management positions. He has chaired and served on numerous government and laboratory advisory committees for the DOD, CIA, NASA, NNSA, U.S. Navy and Los Alamos, Sandia, Argonne and Idaho National Laboratories.
The European Spallation Source linac has the potential to become the proton driver of - in addition to the world’s most intense pulsed spallation neutron source - the world’s most intense neutrino beam. The physics performance of this neutrino beam in conjunction with a megaton water Cherenkov neutrino detector installed ca 1000 m down in a mine at a distance of ca 500 km from ESS will be described. The superior potential of such a neutrino experiment for lepton CP violation discovery, with the potential to explain the matter-antimatter asymmetry in Universe, is discussed. The equipment required, like radiofrequency sources of increased power, an accumulator ring and a neutrino target, to operate the ESS linac for neutrino beam production in parallel with neutron production, will also be discussed.