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Stefan Nicolescu
Collections Manager
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Jay Ague


Mailing Address

Division of Mineralogy
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA


Shipping Address

Division of Mineralogy
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
170–210 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511 USA



Professor Jay J. Ague studies metamorphic rocks and their relationships to earthquakes and volcanoes, groundwater flow, economic mineral deposits, and processes that release and transport greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide through the earth’s crust. He has led or participated in geological research expeditions to several places around the globe, including New England, California and Washington State in the United Staes; British Columbia, Canada; Greece; Scotland; Spitsbergen, Norway; New Zealand; and Papua New Guinea. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 scientific papers, invited book chapters, and conference abstracts.

Professor Ague has been a faculty member in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University since 1988. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from Wayne State University, and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of California at Berkeley.


Faculty Affiliate

Brian J. Skinner


Curatorial Affiliate

H. Catherine W. Skinner

The honorary titles of Curatorial Affiliate and Faculty Affiliate are given to individuals who give some of their time and expertise to the Division. Affiliates are appointed by a vote of the Board of Curators and typically serve a 5-year renewable term.