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### Algebraic spaces as locally ringed spaces

Let $S$ be a scheme (although I am more than happy to have $S=\text{Spec}(k)$ for a field $k$) and $\mathsf{AlgSp}/S$ the category of algebraic spaces over $S$.
Does there exist an embedding ...

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### Seeing stacks in the Calculus of Functors

Recently I was told (by an algebraic geometer) that when algebraic geometers look at the Calculus of Functors, they think of stacks.
When I look at the Calculus of Functors, I see a categorification ...

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### Fiberwise criterion for a stack to be a gerbe

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of algebraic stacks.
If the geometric fibres of $f$ are algebraic spaces, then $f$ is representable by algebraic spaces.
I'm wondering about analogues of this fiberwise ...

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### Are there any non-trivial $G$-gerbes over the analytic space $\mathbb C$

Does there exist a finite (abstract) group $G$ and a non-trivial $G$-gerbe $\mathcal X\to \mathbb C$, where we work in the category of analytic stacks.
My guess is that $G$-gerbes for $G$ an abelian ...

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### Representable map of Deligne-Mumford stacks

Let $\mathscr{M}\to\mathscr{N}$ be a map of (Deligne-Mumford) stacks. Recall that it is said to be representable by affine schemes if for all affine maps $\operatorname{Spec}R\to \mathscr{N}$, the ...

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### Gromov-Witten invariants for arithmetic surfaces counting sections passing through points

Suppose we are given an arithmetic surface, $X\to \text{Spec}\mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ smooth and quasi-projective, and a finite set of closed points all in different vertical fibers.
Can we count the number ...

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### How to realize the descent data of Qcoh as a (pseudo)-limit in Cat?

It is well-know that $Qcoh$ is a fibered category on $Sch$. In more details let $\mathcal{C}$ be the category $(Sch/S)$ of schemes over a fixed base scheme S. For each scheme $U$ we define $Qcoh(U)$ ...

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### Are coarse spaces of 1-dimensional smooth proper Artin stacks smooth?

Let $\mathcal{X}$ be a regular proper 1-dimensional Artin stack with finite diagonal, with coarse space morphism $\mathcal{X} \to X$.
Question: Is $X$ regular?
Some comments:
I'm happy to assume ...

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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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### Representablility of fiber product over stacks

Let $(\mathcal{C},\mathcal{T})$ be a site and $\mathcal{X}$ a stack over it. Suppose $(\mathcal{C},\mathcal{T})$ subcanonical and hence for every object $U$ in $\mathcal{C}$ consider the associated ...

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### Are automorphism groups of polarized varieties of finite type

It is "well-known" that the stack of polarized varieties is an algebraic stack with quasi-compact and separated diagonal.
In particular, if $(X,L)$ and $(Y,M)$ are polarized schemes over a scheme ...

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### Is the stack of varieties with a big line bundle algebraic

In Starr's paper https://www.math.stonybrook.edu/~jstarr/papers/moduli4.pdf the folk result that the fibred category of pairs $(X\to S, L)$, where $S$ is an affine scheme, $X\to S$ is flat proper ...

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### Stacks with representable morphisms to algebraic stacks

If $Y$ is an algebraic stack over a scheme $S$ and $X$ is a stack such that there exists an $S$-morphism $X\to Y$ representable by algebraic spaces, then is $X$ an algebraic stack (in the sense that ...

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### The stack of group algebraic spaces

The fibred category $\mathcal A$ of algebraic spaces over a scheme $S$ is a stack (over the category of affine schemes with the etale topology). This is proved in Laumon and Moret-Bailly's book (see ...

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### Stacks with a small coarse moduli space

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero.
Let $X$ be a finite type algebraic stack over $k$ with a coarse (or good) moduli space $M$.
Suppose that $M$ is isomorphic to a point, i.e., $M = Spec k$.
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### Is there a difference between the inertia stack and the universal automorphism group

Let $\mathcal M$ be a stack representing some moduli problem. Let $\mathcal X\to \mathcal M$ be the corresponding universal family.
What is the difference between the inertia stack $I\to \mathcal M$ ...

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### Algebraic spaces which are automatically schemes

Let $S$ be a scheme, and let $f:X\to S$ be a morphism of algebraic spaces.
If $f$ is smooth proper curve of genus at least two, then $X$ is a scheme. (Here I mean that $f$ is a smooth proper morphism ...

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### On functors which are generically representable

Let $F$ be a set-valued (contravariant) functor on the category of schemes. Let $F_{\mathbb Q}$ be the associated functor on the category of schemes over $\mathbb Q$.
Suppose that $F_{\mathbb Q}$ is ...

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### algebraic group G vs. algebraic stack BG

I've gathered that it's "common knowledge" (at least among people who think about such things) that studying a (smooth) algebraic group G, as an algebraic group, is in some sense the same as studying ...

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### Is the upper half plane an algebraic stack?

Here by algebraic stack I mean an algebraic stack over the etale site $\textbf{Sch}/\mathbb{C}$.
So I've read from various nonrigorous sources that the upper half plane $\mathcal{H}$ is a fine moduli ...

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### Singularities of the moduli stack of polarized hyperkahler varieties

Inspired by the recent question on singularities of the moduli stack of Calabi-Yau threefolds (Singularities of the moduli stack of Calabi-Yau threefolds) I'd like to ask the following question.
Is ...

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### Descending a monomorphism of stacks

The question is about Proposition 3.8.1 in Laumon and Moret-Bailly book on algebraic stacks.
Let $S$ be a scheme and let $F: \mathscr{X} \rightarrow \mathscr{Y}$ be a morphism of $S$-stacks (for the ...

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### Singularities of the moduli stack of Calabi-Yau threefolds

Let $M$ be the moduli of polarized Calabi-Yau threefolds over $\mathbb C$ with fixed Euler characteristic. The coarse moduli space is singular (as usual), but what about the stack?
In many cases I ...

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### Separation condition for higher Deligne-Mumford stacks

Let $X$ be a stack of $n$-groupoids on the site of affine schemes over a fixed base, with the etale topology. If $n=1$ then for $X$ to be Deligne-Mumford, aside from having an etale atlas from an ...

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### Finiteness of the connected components of a stack

Let $X$ be an algebaic stack over a scheme $S$, for any $S$-scheme $Y$ we can consider the groupoid $X(Y)$ of $Y$-points. Denote by $\pi_0(X(Y))$ the set of isomorphism classes of the groupoid.
Are ...

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### Representation of Groupoids

The title is vague, my actuall question is the following:
Has the representations of groupoids been systematically studied? Is there any new phenomenon, compare with the representation of groups? ...

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### Conditions for “bootstrapping” a smooth DM stack?

In the preprint "Smooth toric DM stacks", Fantechi, Mann and Nironi define the stacks of their title, and show that each of these can be obtained through the following sequence of steps:
1) start ...

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### Is there a more general obstruction to the existence of moduli spaces than the existence of automorphisms?

We are taught that, in general:
A type of objects that has nontrivial automorphisms cannot have a fine moduli space.
The proof generally goes along the lines of:
Take an object $X$ with a ...

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### Given a map of classifying spaces, can the target be described as a groupoid quotient of the source mod some action of some (co)kernel?

Let $H \to G$ be a homomorphism of affine algebraic groups (over characteristic $0$, if it matters). The case I care most about is when $H \to G$ is an inclusion. There is a corresponding map $f: ...

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### Universal curve of stacks of stable curve

Let $\overline{M}_{g,A}$ the moduli stack of pointed genus $g$ stable curves with weights $A = (a_1,...,a_n)$ introduced in
Brendan Hassett, Moduli spaces of weighted pointed stable curves, Adv. ...

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### What are the automorphisms of $BG$?

Setup: Let's work in the category of schemes over $\mathbb C$. Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $BG=[pt/G]$ be the classifying stack of principal $G$ bundles. This is a fiberd category over the big ...

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### Writing down gerbes explicitly over the projective line

Let $X = [\mathbb P^1/(\mathbb Z/2\mathbb Z)]$, where we take the trivial action of $\mathbb Z/2\mathbb Z$ on $\mathbb P^1$. Is this DM stack over $\mathbb C$ a gerbe over $\mathbb P^1$? Is it the ...

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### Representability of morphism of stacks

A morphism of Artin stacks $f:X\to Y$ over $\mathbb Q$ is representable by algebraic spaces if and only if its geometric fibres are algebraic spaces. I would like to know if one can use this to prove ...

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### Coherent sheaves on $\mathbb C^2$ and commuting matrices

Let $V$ be an $n$-dimensional complex vector space. The stack $Coh^n(\mathbb C^2)$ of coherent sheaves on $\mathbb C^2$ supported on $n$ points (not necessarily distinct) is equivalent to the stack ...

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### Do algebraic stacks satisfy fpqc descent?

It is known, thanks to Gabber, that algebraic spaces are sheaves in the fpqc topology:
Stacks project 03W8
Is the analogous statement for algebraic (Artin) stacks true? If not, is it true under ...

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### Galois cohomology out of the classifying stack

Suppose $G$ is a smooth and abelian $k$-group scheme, for $k$ a field.
Is it possible to get back galois cohomology groups $H^*(k,G)$ studying the cohomology of the classifying stack $BG=[*/G]$ ?

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### Picard group of classifying stack

Suppose $S$ is a scheme, and $G$ a smooth $S$-group scheme.
Then there exists an algebraic stack BG called the classifying stack of $G$, defined as the quotient stack $[S/G]$ where $G$ acts trivially ...

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### $\mathcal{M}_{g,n}$ a scheme for $n \gg 0$? [duplicate]

I think that for $n \geq 3$, the Deligne-Mumford moduli stack $\mathcal{M}_{0,n}$ is a scheme. Is it more generally true that for every $g$, the Deligne-Mumford moduli stack $\mathcal{M}_{g,n}$ is a ...

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### Connections on principal bundles via stacks?

Let G be a Lie group and M a smooth manifold. Suppose that P is a principal G-bundle over M. Then by Yoneda, this corresponds to a smooth map $p:M \to [G]$, where $[G]$ is the differentiable stack ...

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### Based loop groups as stacks?

I have been stuck for some time, thinking about the following question.
Let $G$ be a Lie group. Its classifying space $BG$ can be seen as the differentiable stack $[pt/G]$, which is of dimension ...

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### D-modules, deRham spaces and microlocalization

Given a variety (or scheme, or stack, or presheaf on the category of rings), some geometers, myself included, like to study D-modules. The usual definition of a D-module is as sheaves of modules over ...

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### reference for “curves over S are locally the base change of a curve over S' which is finite type over R”

So recently I heard someone claiming that if $X\rightarrow S$ is a smooth curve (not necessarily proper?) and $S$ is an arbitrary scheme over $\text{Spec }R$ (for $R$ sufficiently nice), then there is ...

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### Local Joyal-simplicial presheaves?

It is well known that left Bousfield localizations of the global functor model category $Func(C^{op}, SSet_{standard})$ of functors with values in simplicial sets equipped with the standard model ...

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### Is the quotient of a scheme by the free action of an elliptic curve an algebraic space?

Let $X$ be a scheme (I'm happy to assume that $X$ is of finite type, separated, and over $\mathbb{C}$) and let $E$ be an elliptic curve which acts freely on $X$. Does the quotient stack $[X/E]$ have ...

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### Algebraic stacks: limit preserving versus locally of finite presentation

I'm wondering what the precise relationship is between an algebraic stack being locally of finite presentation and being limit preserving. Under some mild hypotheses on the diagonal (in force ...

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### Do canonical stacks exist over Spec(Z)?

Suppose a scheme $X$ has tame quotient singularities. Does there exist a smooth DM stack $\mathcal X$ with coarse space $X$ so that the coarse space morphism $\mathcal X\to X$ is an isomorphism ...

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### Groupoid cardinality of DM stack and point counting on coarse moduli spaces

Let $X$ be a finite type DM stack over a finite field $k$ with a coarse moduli space $X_c$. (We only assume $X_c$ is an algebraic space and $X$ might have infinite inertia stack.)
Under which ...

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### What if the base change of an algebraic space is representable

Let $k\subset L$ be an extension of fields of characteristic zero.
Suppose that $X/k$ is an algebraic space such that $X\otimes_k L$ is representable by a finite type $L$-scheme.
I am sure there are ...

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### On the local structure of Deligne-Mumford stacks

Is it true that for any DM stack $\mathcal{X}$ (quasicompact, separated, of finite type over a field) there is a Zariski covering $\mathcal{U}_i \to \mathcal{X}$ by open substacks, such that for all ...

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### Torsors in the analytic topology versus torsors in the etale topology

Let $S= \mathbb A^1_{\mathbb C}$ be the affine line, and let $G$ be a smooth connected reductive group over $S$, e.g., $G = \mathbb G_m, \mathrm{SL}_n$ or $SO_n$.
Is every analytic $G$-torsor over ...