Visiting Assistant Professor

651-696-6956

Website: http://www.macalester.edu/~sbartz

My research addresses the strong nuclear force at low energies where perturbation techniques fail due to strong coupling. In particular, I examine the energy levels of mesons, quark-antiquark pairs bound by gluons. The gauge/gravity duality translates these intractable calculations into a more manageable weak gravitational theory in curved five-dimensional spacetime.