Critical Aspects in Developing Creativity in Research
Albert Chang1*
1Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, USA
* presenting author:Albert Chang, email:yingshe@phy.duke.edu
Creativity in a scientific endeaver necessarily involves the unknown, involving either the discovery of unknown phenomena, or the creation of new methodology and techniques. In this respect, learning solely based on rote reproduction of known knowledge, such as those described in textbooks or even scientific journals, is in many respects far-from-optimal for fostering scientific creativity. In this talk, I will highlight some of the keys aspects, which, from my perspective, are essential to developing creativity and independent thinking in research.
The aim is to stimulate a discussion, rather than to put forth a one-size-fits all set of rules.


Keywords: scientific creativity