What does it mean to be creative in Physics? Does it mean to just think outside the box? What does that mean in physics? For example, IIT physics students are better at solving physics question than Berkeley students, but many claim that Cal students are more creative, bcs. Berkeley students have less questions, and thus more time to think about a question, analyze it, understand it, and question its limits, change the problem, ex make the block on an incline spin, etc. So are Berkeley students more creative? And what does it mean to be creative in physics? Should a true genius be more creative than able to solve all the details in a physics question? Better to see the whole big picture rather than all the details.