I am interested in compactification of the moduli space of elliptic curves, and I heard that Log geometry is very important for the problem. I am developping the same technique for quantum geometry.

My question was that:

1-Why Log structure can give us a better way to understand degeneration of Elliptic curves? What's the motivation behind?

Is that right that log structure gives us a way to embed the scheme locally into affine space, and the degeneration happens in the space? Like the log structure on $N^2\rightarrow k[x,y]/x.y=0.$, which is fibered over $N\rightarrow k$. In that case, the fourier transform maps $N^2$ into $A^2$, which is the embeding of the nodal curve.

2-Does it make sense to define log-group, i.e. a group with a log structure.

3-Does it make sense to define log structure on a stack which is not algebraic?

Reference for Log geometry: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~satriano/logcurves.pdf