Attending the TIPP 2011 conference. Great plenary session this morning. A very concise review of neutrino detectors and experiments, and what experiments are in the pipe line in the future. Then there were talks on Dark Matter detection, both "direct" and "indirect".
The detection process itself is a major field of study, and another area where engineering and physics merge.
This promises to be a very long day of very interesting talks, especially in the afternoon when there are several parallel sessions.