The detection of radial and non-radial solar-like oscillations in millions of G-K giants with CoRoT and Kepler is paving the line for certain reviews of stellar populations within the Galaxy. The to be had regular seismic constraints permit mostly model-independent choice of stellar radii and lots more and plenty, and will be used to figure out the location and age of hundreds of thousands of stars in several areas of the Milky means, and of giants belonging to open clusters. this type of shut connection among stellar evolution, Galactic evolution, and asteroseismology opens a brand new very promising gate in our knowing of stars and galaxies.
This publication represents a traditional development from the gathering of assessment papers provided within the publication 'Red Giants as Probes of the constitution and Evolution of the Milky Way', which seemed within the Astrophysics and area technological know-how court cases sequence in 2012. This sequel quantity comprises evaluate papers on spectroscopy, seismology of purple giants, open questions in Galactic astrophysics, and discusses first effects completed by means of combining photometric/spectroscopic and seismic constraints on populations of stars saw by way of CoRoT and Kepler. The publication additionally studies on discussions among specialist researchers in Galactic evolution, experts in stellar constitution and asteroseismology, and key representatives of in depth ground-based spectroscopic surveys corresponding to APOGEE and the ESO-GAIA Spectroscopic Survey, which might function a roadmap for destiny endeavours during this box of research.
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