The asteroseismic revolution of red giant stars: from stellar interiors to the structure of the Milky Way
In the past five years we have seen a number of breakthroughs in stellar astrophysics, sparked by seismic data from NASA's Kepler mission. Very recent results (appearing in Nature and Science) suggest that this seismic revolution is still going strong. With all the funded follow up space missions it seems there are great prospects for using asteroseismology to not only probe the interior of stars, but also to probe the structure and evolution of the Galaxy. I will give an overview of recent breakthroughs and look at future prospects for the decade to come.