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### Relation between $BG$ in topology and in algebraic geometry

This could as well have been asked in the comments to this question, but I prefer to open a new one for the sake of clarity.
Say $G$ is a reductive group over the complex numbers, with compact real ...

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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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### Properties of finite quotients of quasi-projective varieties

Let $G$ be a finite group acting on a (smooth) quasi-projective variety over $\mathbb C$.
One can consider the stacky quotient $[X/G]$ or the "classical" quotient $X/G$. In general, $[X/G]$ is not a ...

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### Good introductory references on algebraic stacks?

Are there any good introductory texts on algebraic stacks?
I have found some readable half-finsished texts on the net, but the authors always seem to give up before they are finished. I have also ...

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### Gerbes and Stacks

The definition of a gerbe on a smooth manifold that I know is that - after fixing an open cover $U_i$, a gerbe consists of the data of line bundles $L_{ij}$ on two-fold-intersections $U_{ij}$, ...

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### Coarse moduli spaces of stacks for which every atlas is a scheme

Let $X = [P/G]$ be a smooth finite type separated DM-stack over $\mathbb C$ given as the quotient of a smooth projective scheme $P$ by the action of a smooth (finite type separated) reductive group ...

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### Nowhere vanishing section of vector bundles over varieties as connectivity of morphism of stacks

The following is, amongst others, a Hartshorne exercise:
Let $V$ be a $k$-variety of dimension $n$ and $\mathcal{E}$ a vector bundle of rank greater than $n$, then, generically, a generating section ...

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### Finite etale atlas for Deligne-Mumford stacks

Let $X$ be a smooth finite type separated connected Deligne-Mumford stack over $\mathbb C$.
Does there exist a finite etale morphism $Y\to X$ with $Y$ a scheme?
What if $X$ is an algebraic space ...

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### Map between stacks and automorphism groups

I know that the Torelli morphism $t_g:\mathcal{M}_g\rightarrow \mathcal{A}_g$ between the stacks of smooth curves of genus $g$ and principally polarized abelian varieties of dimension $g$ is of order ...

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### quotient a scheme by a stratified vector bundle

Let $k$ be a field.
Let $X$ be a $k$-scheme of finite type, normal and integral. We consider $f,g:R\rightarrow X$ an equivalence relation, surjective and such that it is a stratified vector bundle, ...

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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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### Can the hyperbolic core of a curve over $\mathbb Q$ be defined over $\mathbb Q$ as an algebraic stack

Here is a question I've been wondering about for a while. Currently it is mere curiosity and I do not have any direct applications in mind.
Let $X$ be a smooth quasi-projective geometrically ...

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### The quotient stack $[\mathbb{A}^n / \mathrm{GL}_n]$

Consider the affine space $\mathbb{A}^n$ (over some base scheme) with the usual $\mathrm{GL}_n$-action. What does the quotient stack $[\mathbb{A}^n / \mathrm{GL}_n]$ classify? If $n=1$, then we get ...

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### Question regarding 2-mathematics: Can you stackify a 2-functor without prestackifying it first?

Let $C$ be a site and $CAT$ the 2-category of categories. Given a contravariant 2-functor $A:C\rightarrow CAT$, we can of course consider the associated stack. This is done by first considering the ...

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### How can information about morphisms between modular curves be read from the morphism of their corresponding stacks?

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### Why $D^b(S)\cong D^b_{\text{Car}}(\text{cosq}(X\rightarrow S))$?

Let $p: X\rightarrow S$ be a map between topological spaces and we can construct the simplicial space $\text{cosq}(X\rightarrow S)$ where $X_0=X$, $X_1=X\times_S X$ and
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### Pulling back quasi-coherent sheaves from a quotient stack

In a problem I am trying to solve, the following situation occurs. $X$ is a smooth variety and $G$ is a reductive group acting transitively on $X$. We have the stack $X/G$ and a morphism $\pi : X \to ...

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### Is the cotangent complexes of groupoids bounded above by degree $1$?

Let $\mathcal{X}$ be a stack given by a groupoid $X_1\rightrightarrows X_0$, where $X_0$ and $X_1$ are smooth $k$-varieties. Let $\mathbb{L}_{\mathcal{X}/k}$ be the cotangent complex of ...

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### Other examples of the algebro-geometric Ran space

First off, sorry if this seems vague.
Let's recall some definition. Let $X$ be a curve over a field $k$ and $G$ an algebraic group, then the space $Ran_G(X)$ as defined by Lurie in his Tamagawa ...

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### Derived Functors, Projection Formula and Base Change in the Derived $\infty$-Category

Let $X$ be a smooth stack and $\mathcal O_X$ the ring of smooth functions on $X$, i.e. for any smooth $M \to X$, $\mathcal O_X(M \to X) = C^\infty(M)$.
In HigherAlgebra, the derived category ...

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### étalé space of sheaves on a differentiable stack

If $F$ is a sheaf on a topological space $X$, the well-known étalé space
contruction gives rise to a bundle $\Gamma F$ on $X$ such that $F$ is
isomorphic to the sheaf of sections of $\Gamma F$.
On ...

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### Diffeology as a sheaf on the site of smooth manifolds

Souriau's definition of diffeology may be phrased as defining a concrete sheaf on the category $\mathsf{Open}$ of open subsets of Euclidean/coordinate spaces. It seems to me, unless I am missing ...

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### Embedding dimension: local finiteness & intuition for more general spaces

Can every complex analytic space be covered by Stein spaces of finite embedding dimension?
I am almost sure that ought to be true. Here the definition of embedding dimension I have in mind is
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### Properties of the induced map between inertia stacks

Let $\mathcal X$ and $\mathcal Y$ be (separated) Deligne-Mumford stacks. A morphism of stacks $f:\mathcal X \to \mathcal Y$ induces a morphism between inertia stacks $\tilde f:I\mathcal X \to ...

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### Moduli of curves in characteristic zero

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero, and let $\overline{K}$ be its algebraic closure. Let $\overline{M}_{g,n}(K)$ and $\overline{M}_{g,n}(\overline{K})$ be the coarse moduli spaces parametrizing ...

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### Is a stack that is finite etale over an algebraic stack also algebraic?

Here by "algebraic stack" I mean a stack in groupoids over $(\textbf{Sch}/S)_\text{etale}$ (for some scheme $S$) whose diagonal morphism is representable (by schemes), and which is covered by a ...

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### Representable torsors on geometric groupoid

Let $(C,\tau,\mathbb P)$ be a geometric context, as defined by Toen and Vezzosi. Let $(X_1\rightrightarrows X_0)$ be a groupoid object in $C$ such that the source and target morphisms are in $\mathbb ...

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### Deforming curves to other curves over the field of rational numbers

Let $X$ and $Y$ be smooth projective geometrically connected curves over $k$ of genus $g$ at least two.
If $k$ is an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, there exists a connected ...

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### Is a Deligne-Mumford curve defined over Qbar if and only if its coarse moduli space is

Let $\mathcal X$ be a smooth proper finite type Deligne-Mumford stack over $\mathbb C$ that is generically a scheme. Let $X$ be its coarse moduli space.
If $\mathcal X$ can be defined over ...

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### Grothendieck duality for stacks

Let $\mathcal{X}$ be a smooth, proper and separated Deligne-Mumford stack and let $\pi:\mathcal{X}\rightarrow X$ be its coarse moduli space. Does Grothendieck duality hold for the morphism $\pi$ ?
In ...

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### Associating a principal bundle to a torsor

in arXiv:math/0212266, Moerdijk defines a torsor to be a sheaf $\mathcal{S}$ on $X$ with a freely transitive left-action of a sheaf of groups $\mathcal{G}$, such that $X =\bigcup \{ U \in ...

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### Quasi-coherent sheaves on classifying stacks

Let $G$ be a smooth group scheme over some base $S$. Then we have the $S$-stack $BG$ whose $T$-points are the $G$-torsors on $T$. Under which conditions do we have $\mathsf{Qcoh}(BG) \simeq ...

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### Reference for Weighted Projective Stacks

For a sequence of positive integers $a_0, \ldots, a_n$ and a ring $R$, there is a graded ring $R[x_0,\ldots, x_n]$ where $x_i$ is in degree $a_i$. There is a corresponding $\mathbb{G}_m$-action on ...

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### Is the inertia stack of a Deligne-Mumford stack always finite?

Let X be a DM stack over a field k. We follow the definition in Laumon and Moret-Bailly's book, so that its diagonal is quasi-compact (and hence diagonal is of finite type). Then is the diagonal ...

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### Quasi-finite morphisms of stacks

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of ``nice" stacks over $\mathbf C$ such that the induced morphism on coarse moduli spaces is quasi-finite. Is $f$ quasi-finite?
By a "nice" stack I mean a smooth finite ...

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### Cohomology of BG, algebraically

Let $k$ be a field (algebraically closed if you will) and $G$ be a connected reductive group over $k$. I would like to know a purely algebraic computation of the cohomology of $BG$, as the quotient ...

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### Several simple questions on the geometry of higher stacks

I'm trying to understand definition/work out some examples. So, there are some simple questions about higher stacks.
For the simplicity assume that we are working with higher DM (Deligne-Mumford) ...

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### Understanding the definition of the quotient stack $[X/G]$

I'm trying to understand the definition of the quotient stack $[X/G]$ as defined in Frank Neumann's Algebraic Stacks and Moduli of Vector Bundles.
Explicitly, let $G$ be an affine smooth group ...

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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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### 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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### Finite-type Artin Stack over $\mathbb C$

Suppose I have an Artin stack $\mathfrak M$ locally of finite-type over $\mathbb C$ with presentation $M\rightarrow \mathfrak M$. Suppose further that $\mathfrak M$ "represents" (in the stack sense) ...

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### Groupoid as a 2-coequaliser

Let $G=(G_1, G_0, s, t, u, i,\circ)$ be a groupoid, where $s, t$ are source and target maps, $i$ is the inverse, $u$ is the unit, and $\circ$ is the composition.
Denote $\underline{G_1}, ...

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### Is “stackiness” transitive? (and a couple other basic questions about stacks)

Say, $B$ is a category fibered in groupoids over some category $C$, and $A$ is a category fibered in groupoids over $B$.
Suppose $A$ is a stack (over whatever site) over $B$, and $B$ is a stack over ...

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### The fibre product of two quotient stacks

My question is to know whether the fibre product of $[X/G]$ by $[Y/H]$ over a base scheme is $S$ is $[X \times_S Y/G \times H]$? And if yes, do you have any reference for it?
Thank you.

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### Weighted projective space, its varieties, the universal hyperplane section description and the Segre embedding

We will view here the weighted projective space as an orbifold.
Let $S=k[x_0,...,x_n]$ be a positively graded ring (I don't assume $S$ to be finitely generated in degree 1). To the grading ...

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### Stacks over diffeologies

Konrad Waldorf shows in his paper one may realize a Grothendieck topology on the category of diffeological spaces. Is there any work exploring stacks over the category of diffeologies?

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### $Pic$ of the stack of elliptic curves vs. $Pic$ of the coarse space

There's a natural map $f:\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{1,1}\to \overline{M}_{1,1}\cong \mathbb{P}^1$ from the stack of elliptic curves to the coarse space. Both spaces have $Pic=\mathbb{Z}$ hence ...

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### picard group of moduli of elliptic r-prym curves

Let $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{1,1}$ be the DM compactification of the moduli stack of elliptic curves. Its Picard group is $\mathbb{Z}$. Let us now consider stack of $r$-prym curves ...

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### fpqc stackification

I am reading Lurie's Tannakian paper (http://www.math.harvard.edu/~lurie/papers/Tannaka.pdf) and I am confused about one point.
At the end of page 3 he defines a stack-hom in any topos, which is ...

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### Differential Geometry of (Non-Abelian) Gerbes in the language of Brylinski

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In an effort to have a definition for connection on a non-abelian gerbe, in the style of Brylinski, I am reading Breen and Messing's Differential Geometry of Gerbes [BM]. It seems that there ...