The continuous time random walk, still trendy: fifty-year history, state of art and outlook

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DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2016-70578-3

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Kutner, R. & Masoliver, J. Eur. Phys. J. B (2017) 90: 50. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2016-70578-3
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  1. Topical issue: Continuous Time Random Walk still trendy: Fifty-year history, current state, and outlook


In this article we demonstrate the very inspiring role of the continuous-time random walk (CTRW) formalism, the numerous modifications permitted by its flexibility, its various applications, and the promising perspectives in the various fields of knowledge. A short review of significant achievements and possibilities is given. However, this review is still far from completeness. We focused on a pivotal role of CTRWs mainly in anomalous stochastic processes discovered in physics and beyond. This article plays the role of an extended announcement of the Eur. Phys. J. B Special Issue [] containing articles which show incredible possibilities of the CTRWs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Physics, University of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Departament de Fisica Matèria Condensada and Institute of Complex Systems, Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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