Network Theory--the Emergence of the Creative Enterprise

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Science  29 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5722, pp. 639-641
DOI: 10.1126/science.1112554

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In both the arts and sciences, there are certain characteristics that set apart creative "dream teams". But can these characteristics be explained mathematically, asks Barabasi in his Perspective? A new study that mathematically examines the creative teams responsible for Broadway shows and landmark scientific papers reveals the key elements that underpin team creativity and success ( Guimerá et al.).