Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Astroph habit

Like most professional astronomers I check the archive every day for new papers. Typically there are 40-80 papers waiting to be scanned. Even discarding all the cosmology ones (because I cannot tell it is a crackpot one or not anyway), that leaves a lot of papers that are interesting.

And it all becomes TL;DR. I file the ones that look interesting into my bibtex but I certainly cannot read them in depth. Now to remedy this, I plan to tag all the papers to relevant lines of inquiry. Maybe that will speed up the next paper writing challenge?

Not reading the arxiv is right on the myriad of things I have heard call "research debt". I think I dislike that term already but I plan to unpack it at a future post.

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