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Analysis of Eilenberg-MacLane Stacks

In a series of three papers from the fifties, Eilenberg and MacLane did a pretty exhaustive study of what we now call "Eilenberg-MacLane spaces" and used a lot of machinery to do it, e.g. Whitehead's ...
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How to specify a finite group up to inner automorphism?

I want some finite set of data to which I can canoically associate a "group up to inner automorphism", and which can be constructed canoically from a "group up to inner automorphism". I have a few ...
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Homotopy theory of topological stacks/orbifolds

Motivation $\newcommand{\T}{\mathscr{T}}$ I have many times found myself saying some variant of the following. Let $\T_g$ be the Teichm├╝ller space of a surface of genus $g$, and $\Gamma_g$ its ...
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Quasi-coherent sheaves on $M_{FG}$ and the exact functor theorem

I'm struggling with these notes, and one of the things I don't really understand is the following. The notes consider the stack $M_{FG}$ of formal groups; this is the stack associated to the prestack ...
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Classifying stacks and homotopy type of a point

Suppose we are working in a category of schemes over a scheme $S$. The scheme $S$ itself is geometrically a ``point''. Let $G$ be a group scheme that acts on a scheme $X$. The quotient stack $[X/G]$ ...
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Applications of topological and diferentiable stacks

What are some examples of theorems about topology or differential geometry that have been proven using topological/differentiable stacks, or, some examples of proofs made easier by them? I'm well ...
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Ordinary cohomology of stacks

Let $\mathbf{X}$ be a stack over $Top$ (a lax sheaf of groupoids, or some such thing). If it admits a surjective representable map $F \to \mathbf{X}$ then one can form the iterated fibre product to ...
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Why do gerbes live in H^2 ?

Line bundles on a scheme $X$ live in $H^1(X,O_X^*)$, where $O_{X}^{*}$ is the sheaf of invertible functions. If $X$ is noetherian separated, then we can think of this $H^1$ to be Cech cohmology ...
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how good an approximation to the equivariant derived category is given by the Grassmannian filtration of the classifying space?

So, let's say one has an action of $GL_n$ on an algebraic variety $X$ over a field $k$, and two objects $F,G$ in the equivariant derived category (i.e., the derived category of constructible sheaves ...