# Questions tagged [algebraic-spaces]

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### Why diamonds are only defined in characteristic $p$?

I'm trying to read Scholze's article "Etale cohomology of diamonds" (arXiv link) and both in this article and in Berkeley notes, the diamonds are defined as sheaves on the category of ...

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### Reference for Grothendieck's theorem on representation of unramified functors

In the Exposé 294 of the Bourbaki Seminar of the year 1964-1965, Murre gives an outline of proof of a theorem of Grothendieck giving necessary and sufficient conditions of representability by a scheme ...

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### Algebraic spaces as functors on complete local rings

Let $X$ be an algebraic space locally of finite presentation, and let $\tilde{X}$ denote the restriction of $X$ (as a functor on schemes) to the category of complete local rings. Is it true that the ...

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### Finite étale morphism from a scheme to an algebraic space

Let $f : X \to Y$ be a finite, surjective étale morphism of algebraic spaces (say, of finite type over some noetherian scheme). Assume that $X$ is a scheme. Does this imply that $Y$ is a scheme? Is $Y$...

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### Does a proper algebraic space have an etale proper covering? [duplicate]

Let $X$ a proper algebraic space over a scheme $S$.
Then does there exist a proper etale surjective morphism $Y \to X$ from a scheme $Y$?
And what about for an algebraic stack?
It seems to be ...

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### Algebraic spaces in the étale topology (proof from Stacks project)

I have a question about the proof of Lemma 78.12.1 from Stacks Project. The aim of the last paragraph of the proof is to verify that the map of sheaves in the étale topology $F \to U/R$ is an ...

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### Algebraic spaces as quotients of schemes (Definition from wikipedia)

I think that wikipedia article on Algebraic spaces contains a serious content error in the part on the definition of Algebraic spaces as quotients of schemes and I would like to discuss if it is ...

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### Algebraic Space: Two equivalent constructions

According to Wikipedia
there are two common ways to define algebraic spaces:
they can be defined as either quotients of schemes by étale
equivalence relations,
or as sheaves on a big étale site that ...

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### What sort of object represents skyscaper sheaves on the etale site of $\mathbb{Z}_p$?

By SGA 4 IX Proposition 2.7, any constructible sheaf $\mathcal{F}$ on a qcqs scheme $X$ can be represented as an equalizer of two etale maps between representable (by schemes) sheaves. This would ...

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### Transversality for algebraic spaces

$\DeclareMathOperator\dim{dim}$I want to apply EGA IV 4, Proposition 17.13.2 to a cartesian diagram
of algebraic spaces over a fixed scheme $S$.
I know the relative dimensions $\dim(\mathfrak{X}'/S)...

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### Constructible étale sheaves on X are étale algebraic spaces over X

I saw the following statement in a paper of Bhatt-Mathew:
Let $X$ be a quasicompact quasiseparated scheme. Then there is an equivalence of categories between constructible étale sheaves (of sets) on ...

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### Other interesting notions when we change topology on $\text{Sch}/S$

Let $\text{Sch}$ be the category of schemes. Let $S$ be an object of $\text{Sch}$. Consider the category $\text{Sch}/S$.
Some interesting topologies on $\text{Sch}/S$ are Zariski, fpqc, étale, fppf.....

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### Algebraic space birational to a scheme

Let $S$ be a Noetherian scheme, let $Y$ be a scheme of finite type over $S$, and let $X$ be an algebraic space of finite type over $S$. Suppose that there is a morphism $f:Y \rightarrow X$ which is ...

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### morphisms representable by algebraic spaces vs morphisms representable by schemes

So I've been working with moduli stacks in algebraic geometry for a while now, with no formal training in the technicalities of the theory of algebraic stacks (ie, I've read a few articles and I learn ...

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### representing base changes of the unit section

Let $S$ be a scheme and $G$ be a sheaf in groups on the big étale site over $S$. Let $e:S\rightarrow G$ be the unit section. Is it true that given an algebraic space in groups $H$, étale over $S$, and ...

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### representability of a certain extension of group algebraic spaces

Let S be a scheme. Suppose we have sheaves in abelian groups $A,B,C$ over the big étale site of $S$. Suppose that $A$ and $C$ are representable by algebraic spaces in groups locally of finite type ...

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### Existence of $B$-reduction of a $G$-torsor on a curve

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, $X$ a connected smooth curve over $k$, $G$ a connected reductive group over $k$, and $B \subset G$ a Borel subgroup.
Given a $G$-torsor $E$ on $X$ in the ...

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### Artin's criterion for étale, quasi-separated algebraic spaces

it is known from Knutson's work that an algebraic space which is separated and étale over a scheme is a scheme. Let $S$ be a locally noetherian scheme. I am looking for a reference giving an Artin's ...

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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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### Is every proper regular relative algebraic space curve over a Dedekind domain projective?

This question is in some sense a follow up to a related question Is a normal proper relative curve over a DVR projective?
Let $R$ be a Dedekind domain, let $S := \mathrm{Spec}(R)$, and let $X \...

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### What is an excellent algebraic space?

What does it mean to say that an algebraic space $S$ is excellent? One knows that excellence of a Noetherian ring is not a property that is etale local (that is, excellence cannot be checked over an ...

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### Is this diagram of sheaves actually Cartesian as claimed?

The question is about Corollary 1.6.2 (b) in the book by Laumon and Moret-Bailly on algebraic stacks.
There we have a scheme $S$ and morphisms $X \xrightarrow{f} Y \xrightarrow{g} Z$ of sheaves on a (...

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### When does an algebraic space that is a torsor over a scheme have to be a scheme?

In Group actions on stacks and applications (Section 4 of part A), M.Romagny gives a definition of $G$-torsor over a scheme $S$ in which the total space need not be a scheme, just an algebraic space. ...

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### Is surjectivity for morphisms of schemes local on the domain?

It is said so in Knutson's book 'algebraic sapces' in several places for different topologies on schemes, see Chapt. I, 2.19 for Zariski top, 3.13 for flat top., 4.11 for etale topology.
But this ...

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### How far is it to extend the results of SGA III Exp. VIB from group schemes to group spaces?

How far is it to extend the results of SGA III Exp. VIB from group schemes to group spaces?
In particular, does Corollary 4.4 from SGA III Exp. VIB hold for G/S being merely a group space? Here the ...

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### A reference for “an algebraic space is a scheme iff its reduction is”?

It seems to be a known fact that an algebraic space is a scheme if and only if its associated reduced closed subspace is a scheme. For instance, this is used in Chai-Faltings in proving that the dual ...

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### Does a line bundle on a normal Noetherian algebraic space come from a Weil divisor?

Let $X$ be a normal Noetherian algebraic space and $\mathscr{L}$ a line bundle on $X$. If $X$ is a scheme, then there is locally principal Weil divisor on $X$ that gives rise to $\mathscr{L}$. Is the ...

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### pushing out families of curves

Let $f:X\rightarrow Y$ be a morphism of schemes with smooth curves as fibers. Let $g:X\rightarrow Z$ be a family of smooth or nodal curves with $Z$ a regular scheme. Does the push-out $Z\coprod_X Y$ ...

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### Relative identity component for group algebraic spaces

Let $S$ be a locally noetherian scheme and let $G$ be a separated and smooth $S$-group algebraic space of finite presentation. Does there exist an open sub-(group algebraic space) $G^0 \subset G$ ...

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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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### Are monomorphisms between algebraic spaces representable?

The question in the title can be reformulated as follows. Let $f : Y \to X$ be a monomorphism of algebraic spaces where $X$ is a scheme. Is it true that $Y$ is a scheme?
If $f$ is locally of finite ...

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### Ample Line Bundles on Algebraic Spaces

The sources known to me (Knutson's Algebraic Spaces and Pascual-Gainza's Ampleness criteria for algebraic spaces) define a line bundle $L$ on an algebraic space $X$ (over a base scheme $S$) to be ...

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### (Relative) ampleness on algebraic spaces

This is a follow-up (of sorts) to this question.
Let $f : X \to T$ be a proper morphism of schemes. Then the notion of a relative ample (or $f$-ample) line bundle can be defined in several ...

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### Is an algebraic space over a DVR, whose special fibre and generic fibre are schemes, actually a scheme?

Is an algebraic space over a DVR, whose special fibre (and all its infinitesimal neighborhood) and generic fibre are schemes, actually a scheme?

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### Subgroups of a group algebraic space

I found in the literature many references on the representability of quotients of group schemes but almost nothing about subgroups. For this reason I hope that my question is a silly one and that what ...

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### The support of a finite type module on an algebraic space

I'd like to ask this question to make sure I understand a very basic thing about supports. Let $X$ be an algebraic space and F a quasi-coherent sheaf on it of finite type.
In here the schematic ...

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### Nisnevich covers of algebraic spaces

Does every algebraic space have a Nisnevich cover by a scheme?
(Assume that the algebraic space is quasi-separated, quasi-compact and over a scheme $S$.)
Background:
Every algebraic space has an ...

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### Weil restriction of abelian schemes along finite étale (resp. finite locally free) morphisms

Q: Is there a simple proof of the fact that the Weil restriction of an abelian scheme along a finite étale morphism is an abelian scheme ?
Details: Let $S$ be a scheme and $f:S'\rightarrow S$ a ...

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### Prorepresentable functors repres. by alg. spaces? Covering spaces by alg. spaces.

Let $X$ be a (reasonable) scheme. I'm curious about constructing the constructing the covering space of a scheme algebraically. The covering space functor $F$ (below) can be represented by a ...

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### morphisms between algebraic spaces

My question concerns morphisms between algebraic spaces. I like the definitions of Artin, but I do not see a simple proof of the fact that the composition of two morphisms is a morphism. Could someone ...

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### surjective morphism of schemes or epimorphism of sheaves?

I have a technical question coming from reading Toen's master course on stacks.
If we view schemes as locally ringed spaces then there we could define a morphism to be surjective if it the underlying ...

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### Are “fpqc algebraic spaces” algebraic spaces?

Suppose $F:Sch^\text{op}\to Set$ is a sheaf in the fpqc topology, has quasi-compact representable diagonal, and has an fpqc cover by a scheme. Must $F$ be an algebraic space? That is, must $F$ have an ...

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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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### The different types of stacks

This question is very naive, but it will help me a lot in getting in to the vast literature about stacks.
The question is this: there are many kinds of stacks (algebraic spaces, DM, algebraic stacks, ...

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### Is the category of affine fppf groups closed under normal quotients?

Let $S$ be a scheme and let $N$, $G$ be affine flat group schemes of finite presentation over $S$.
If we assume that $N$ is a closed normal subgroup of $G$, we may form the fppf quotient sheaf $G/N$, ...

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### Hodge structures on algebraic spaces

Let $X$ be a proper smooth algebraic space over $\mathbb C$ (which amounts, due to Artin, to giving a Moishezon space: a compact complex manifold whose dimension equals the transcendence degree of its ...

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### Semicontinuity and cohomological flatness for algebraic spaces

Let $f \colon X \to S$ be a proper morphism form a seperated algebraic space $X$ to an affine noetherian scheme $S$.
Given a coherent sheaf $F$ on $X$, we know from Knutson's book, that the ...

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### Categorical construction of the category of schemes?

The answer to the following question is probably well known or the question itself is well known not to have a reasonable answer. In the latter case could you please let me know what the "right" ...

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### Does an étale equivalence relation of schemes induce an equivalence relation on points?

Let $R \rightrightarrows U \to X$ be a presentation of an algebraic space by schemes.
Does this induce an exact sequence $|R| \rightrightarrows |U| \to |X|$ on underlying points?
The reason I ask is ...