Still today the connection between creativity and combinatorics is the topic of research.
One example is the work of Dean Keith Simonton:
- Presentation with the title Scientific creativity as a combinatorial process: The chance baseline. (“Milieus of Creativity” symposium at Villa Bosch Studio, Heidelberg, 2006.
- Paper with the title “Scientific creativity as constrained stochastic behavior: the integration of product, person, and process perspectives.” Psychological Bulletin 129(2003) 4, 475-94