Origins and applications of the Montroll-Weiss continuous time random walk

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2017-80008-9

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Shlesinger, M.F. Eur. Phys. J. B (2017) 90: 93. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2017-80008-9
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  1. Topical Issue: Continuous Time Random Walk Still Trendy: Fifty-year History, Current State and Outlook


The Continuous Time Random Walk (CTRW) was introduced by Montroll and Weiss in 1965 in a purely mathematical paper. Its antecedents and later applications beginning in 1973 are discussed, especially for the case of fractal time where the mean waiting time between jumps is infinite.

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Office of Naval ResearchArlingtonUSA

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