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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 ...

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### Is there a Riemann existence theorem for orbifolds?

For smooth algebraic varieties $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$, the Riemann existence theorem establishes an equivalence of categories between the category of finite etale covers of $X$ and finite unramified ...

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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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### 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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### 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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X_n=\underbrace{ X\times_S ...

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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 ...