Origins and applications of the Montroll-Weiss continuous time random walk*
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Received: 4 January 2017
Received in final form: 3 April 2017
Published online: 17 May 2017
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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