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Is every algebraic space the quotient of a scheme by a finite group?

In this MO question it is claimed that a catchphrase for "algebraic spaces" could be that they are "the result of looking at the orbit space of the action of a finite group on a scheme". Hence my ...
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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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“Approximating” $BGL(1)$ by projective spaces

Given a representation $V$ of a group $G$, we can think of $V$ as a vector bundle over the classifying stack $BG$, and we can define its index $\chi(BG; V)$ to be the dimension of the $G$-invariant ...
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Intrinsic Characterization of when an orbifold (or more general stack) is effective?

Recall that an orbifold is an etale and proper differentiable stack $X$. Etale means that it admits an etale atlas $M \to X$ from a manifold $M$ (which is to say it is represented by an etale Lie ...
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Algebraic stacks as (etale) groupoid alg.spaces/schemes

Assume given an algebraic stack() $\mathcal{X}$ with presentation $X_0 \to \mathcal{X}$, and the corresponding groupoid $X = (X_0\times_\mathcal{X} X_0 \rightrightarrows X_0)$ in algebraic spaces (or ...
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Is the category of quasi-coherent sheaves on a concentrated stack locally finitely presentable?

Let's call an Artin stack $X$ concentrated iff it is quasi-compact and quasi-separated (the latter usually being included in the definition of an Artin stack). The category of quasi-coherent sheaves ...
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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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References for constructible sheaves on complex analytic stacks

I'm looking for references on constructible sheaves and the six operation formalism on analytic stacks (stacks fibered over complex analytic spaces). Does anyone have some suggestions? Basically I ...