Title: Confronting the Dark Matter Puzzle


The nature of the dark sector is one of the most important questions to be addressed by current astro- and particle physics experiments. I will review how the confluence of data sheds light on the properties of dark matter, from its particle interactions to its distribution in the sky. I will then discuss our recent theoretical work suggesting the presence of more substructure in the local halo than previously expected. These results have important implications for direct detection experiments and offer the possibility of mapping out local dark matter structure using low-metallicity stars in the stellar halo.