(plenary invited speaker)

Computation of Poisson brackets in field theories: an application to loop quantum gravity

I will discuss several issues related to the computation of Poisson brackets in field theories. I will show that by choosing appropriate functional spaces as configuration manifolds, it is possible to avoid the use of distributions. This is relevant, for instance, in the context of Loop Quantum Gravity, where the basic holonomy/flux variables play a central role. I will illustrate the main ideas by using simple examples based on Sobolev spaces.