I’m now in industry, and miss the paper-reading of academia. There are lots of good papers I’d like to read, but don’t have any excuse to, and have plenty of other things to do.
But now I have an excuse – I’ll read papers and write up a summary, hopefully doing a better job than the typical “University press release/news article” game of telephone. I’ll focus primarily on CS, being my area of expertise and interest, but may also attempt the occasional physics or other science if I think I have a shot at understanding it or it’s interesting enough.
And I chose the alliterative name “Science Smelter” as a rough parallel with smelting the useful metal from ore; I’ll read the papers and try to extract the interesting bits.