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Walter Francis Colby
The Michigan Alumnus 80-99

Walter Francis Colby, who is now Assistant Professor of Physics, was 
born July 28, 1880, at Rockford, Mich. He received his bachelor's degree
 from the University in 1901, and his doctor's degree in 1909. The years
 1902 to 1904 he spent in graduate study at the University of Vienna, and 
during 1911-1912 he was a student at the University of Munich. Professor
 Colby became an instructor in physics at the University in 1908, and held 
that position until 1914, when he was granted a leave of absence. The past
 year he spent as a member of the staff of Mt. Wilson Observatory. 

Professor Colby's doctor's thesis, "Coefficient of Expansion of Nickel 
Near 370°," was published in the Physical Review of 1910, and in the 1915
 volume appeared an article entitled "Signal Propagation in Dispersive Me

Professor Colby is not married.