Quantum chromodynamics has interesting limits both in the low and the high-energy region. In the low energy region one has phenomenology of meson interactions which are still not clearly understood. In the high-energy region one wants to find a new theory which will envelope gravity and the standard model in the quantum framework, possibly via some kind of string theory.
In this thesis some aspects are touched upon including both these limits. On the one hand we look at meson scattering close to threshold and try to describe cross sections via phenomenological models such as the two-step model. We then go on and dwell upon noncommutative geometry, a framework which has been successful in describing certain aspects of the theory of strings.
The low-energy calculations gave some insight into the need for finding better understanding of the theories of mesons. The work on noncommutative geometry was on the other hand fruitful in gaining understanding of certain connections between different star products and their relations on a local level.