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Local systems as a Serre subcategory of the category of perverse sheaves

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety. Let $Perv(X)$ be the (abelian) category of perverse sheaves on $X$ and let $Loc^{ft}(X)$ be the subcategory of local systems with finitely-generated stalks. It is ...
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Fourier transform for constructible sheaves on spheres

Let $S_1 = S_2 = S^d$ be two copies of the $d$-dimensional sphere. Let $p_i : S_1 \times S_2 \to S_i$ be the projection, $j : U \to S_1 \times S_2$ the inclusion of the complement of the diagonal and $...
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Stratified sites/topoi and constructible sheaves

Is it possible to define (possibly derived) categories of constructible sheaves over sites more general than those of open subsets of topological spaces while still retaining essential features, like ...
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Conservativity of stalks of ind-constructible sheaves

I have a simple question about the conservativity of stalks of ind-constructible sheaves. Let $X$ be a topologically noetherian scheme, $S$ a set of geometric points of $X$ corresponding bijectively ...
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Deequivariantisation of indecomposable sheaves

Let G be a connected group acting on a space X. All spaces should be reasonable, so e.g. G is a complex affine algebraic group acting on an algebraic variety X, with everything done using the usual ...
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Explicit construction of a presentation of a constructible sheaf of $\mathbb{Z}$-modules

This question was prompted by the two following: Constructible étale sheaves on X are étale algebraic spaces over X Naive question about constructing constructible sheaves If I have a ...
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Formality of a category of constructible sheaves

Let $X= S^1 \wedge S^1$ be a wedge of circles. Then $X$ admits a natural stratification $\mathcal{S}$ as a union of two disjoint open intervals $I_1, I_2$ and a point $\{*\}$. Let $D_{\mathcal{S}}(X)$ ...
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The geometric "hands-on" vs. algebraic approach to nearby cycles

Feel free to skip to the question below; the following is just context and discussion: An interesting, but seemingly less used result in the theory of nearby cycles of constructible sheaves is (...
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Constructible motivic sheaves

Motivic complexes are a complex of Zariski sheaves that their Zariski hypercohomology gives us the motivic cohomology groups. There are various constructions of these complexes. As far as I know they ...
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Is analytification of regular holonomic D modules a fully faithful functor?

It seems to me that by the algebraic Riemann Hilbert functor(which factors through the analytification map) and also the analytic Riemann Hilbert functor that the (derived) category of (algebraic) ...
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Sheaves with specified singular support at infinity coming from hyperplane arrangements

Given a manifold $M$, we consider its cotangent bundle $T^*M$, and its cocircle bundle $T^\infty M$, quotienting out by the scaling action of the positive reals. Given a Legendrian submanifold $\...
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intuition about perverse sheaves

firstly, I would know if my very basic intuition on perverse sheaves is correct . secondly, I would have some clarification in what perverse sheaves behaves better than regular sheaves . my intuition ...
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Relation between characteristic cycle and singular support of constructible sheaf

Let $M$ be a real analytic manifold. Let $F$ be an object of the bounded derived category of sheaves on $M$ with real constructible cohomology sheaves. Let $CC(F)$ denote the characteristic cycle of $...
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Weak Lefschetz theorem for Lef line bundles

I'm studying M. A. A. de Cataldo, L. Migliorini - The Hard Lefschetz Theorem and the topology of semismall maps, Ann. sci. École Norm. Sup., Serie 4 35 (2002) 759-772. The premises are the following....
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Galoisian perspective on local system tamely ramified along a smooth divisor

This question is about (1.7.8) and (1.7.11) in Deligne’s Weil II paper. Let $X$ be a regular scheme and $D\subset X$ a smooth principal divisor cut out by the function $t$. Let $\mathcal F$ be a ...
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Cohomology of constructible sheaves via exit paths

Let $X$ be a stratified space, with stratification $S$ (we will ignore technicalities). The category of exit paths $Ex(X,S)$ is a directed refinement of the path groupoid of $X$ accounting for the ...
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Help with $\mathbf{Q}_{\ell}$ sheaves

Let $X\to S$ be a morphism of smooth connected varieties over an algebraically closed field $k$; let $j:\eta\to S$ be the inclusion of the generic point into $S$ (not a geometric generic point) and ...
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Effaceability conditions in the derived category

In abelian categories effaceability of functors is often an interesting property. Is there any general equivalent condition on derived functors in the derived category? For example, for a functor ...
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singular support in the singular case

For any constructible sheaf (or D-module) $\mathcal{F}$ over a smooth variety $X$ over $\mathbb{C}$, there is a notion of singular support $SS(\mathcal{F})$ that lives in the cotangent bundle $T^{*}X$ ...
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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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Stratification along which a constructible complex is smooth

Let $X$ be a smooth complex algebraic variety. A constructible complex $F$ on $X$ has a singular support $SS(F)\subset T^*X$. Assume you are given a stratification of $X$ such that $SS(F)$ is the ...
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Proof of Kashiwara's constructibility theorem for algebraic D-modules

I am trying to understand the proof of Kashiwara's constructibility theorem for algebraic D-modules, following either the book "D-modules, Perverse sheaves, and representation theory" by Hotta, ...
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Generalized Behrend version for Grothendieck-Lefschetz trace formula

[MOVED HERE FROM MSE.] The statement of the Grothendieck-Lefschetz fixed point theorem is well-known. For a proper algebraic variety $X$ over $\mathbb F_q$, $$\#X(\mathbb F_q) =\sum_i (−1)^i Tr(Fr_X, ...
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Grothendieck group of constructible sets

Let $K_0$ be the Grothendieck group of complex algebraic varieties. This is the group generated by all complex algebraic varieties, subject to the relations: (i) $[X]=[Y]$ if $X,Y$ are isomorphic, (...
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Interesting (non) examples of singular support

I'm trying to better understand singular support of sheaves on smooth manifolds---to this end: What are examples of conical subsets of $T^*X$ that cannot arise as the singular support of a sheaf on $...
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Proof of MacPherson's result about set-valued constructible sheaves and exit paths

I'm looking for a proof of a theorem that is attributed to MacPherson. Treumann (Section 1.1 in Exit paths and constructible stacks, 2009) states the theorem as: Theorem 1.2 (MacPherson). Let $(X,S)...
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Fulton's deformation to the normal cone vs Verdier's

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over a field $k$, and let $Y$ be a smooth subvariety. In the literature, I've seen two versions of the deformation to the normal cone: Verdier's version: $\tilde{X}_Y^\...
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Confusion about a proof from Goresky and MacPherson's "Intersection Homology II"

Context My question is about the "proof of claim" on page 84 of Goresky and MacPherson's "Intersection Homology II". For ease of reading, here's the claim: Claim: Suppose $X$ is a topological ...
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Category of representations of the path-groupoid

The path-groupoid $\mathcal{P}_1(X)$ of a (smooth) topological space $X$ is a refinement of the fundamental groupoid $\Pi_1(X)$ whose morphisms are given by (piecewise smooth) paths in $X$ up to thin-...
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If the set of non-0 stalks of F is relatively open, is the same true of its Verdier dual?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold, $F$ a bounded complex of $\Bbb C_X$-modules with constructible cohomology. If the set $\{x: F_x\neq0\}$ is relatively open (i.e. open in its closure), is the same true ...
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Is there an analogue to the koszul complex for constructible sheaves?

Given a variety $X$ and a complete-intersection morphism $$ Y \to X $$ is there an analogue of the Koszul complex for $\mathcal{O}_Y \in \textbf{Coh}(X)$ in the setting of constructible sheaves? ...
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What is the need for torsion in the definition of lisse sheaves?

I am studying the basics of constructible and lisse sheaves, and am trying to understand SGA 4, IX. As Grothendieck himself observes at the beginning of the chapter, one is forced to work with torsion ...
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Comparing Frobenius weights with Mixed Hodge theory

For a variety over a finite field Deligne define weights by looking at the eigenvalues of the Frobenius. On the other hand, if we take a variety over $\mathbb{Q}$, at least for its constant sheaf we ...
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A property of nearby cycles functor

Let $f\colon X\to Y$ be a flat morphism of irreducible projective algebraic varieties over $\mathbb{C}$ (or any other algebraically closed field of characteristic 0). Assume that $Y$ is smooth, and ...
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condition for constructibility of direct images of constructible sheaves under open embedding

In $D$-Modules, Perverse Sheaves and Representation Theory from R. Hotta, K. Takeuchi and T. Tanisaki, I found the following statement (in section 8.2, the lines before Definition 8.2.2): Setting: ...
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Picard group of derived category of sheaves

Let $X$ be a topological space and $R$ be a commutative ring with unit, $D(X,R)$ is the derived category of unbounded complexes of sheaves of $R$-modules. Moreover we suppose that $X$ is a stratified ...
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Sheaves with $\mathbb{R}$-constructible proper direct image closed under dualizing?

I learned about $\mathbb{R}$-constructible sheaves very recently, so I hope this isn't a silly question: Let $M$ be a real analytic manifold, and $U\subset M$ an open subanalytic subspace. Denote the ...
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"Correct" definition of stratified spaces and reference for constructible sheaves?

It seems that the theory of constructible sheaves (in particular anything that goes into proving that they form an abelian category) requires some technical statements about existence of certain ...
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Constructible sheaves on general stratified spaces

I am not an expert in the field, so my question might be rather standard. Let $X$ be a compact metric space. Assume that $X=\cup_{i=1}^NS_i$ is a finite disjoint union of locally closed topological ...
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How to compute the first etale cohomology of a constructible torsion-free sheaf?

I am interested in the following example! Let $k$ be a field, let $X_0$ be the scheme $\mathrm{Spec}R$ with $R_0=k[x,y]/(xy)$, let $R$ be the strict Hensilian localalisation of $R_0$ at the origin ...
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Higher direct image of locally constant torsion sheaf (étale cohomology)

Let $\phi:X\rightarrow Y$ be a generically smooth projective surjective morphism of algebraic varieties over $k=\bar k.$ Is it possible for $R^1\phi_*(\mathbb Z/l)$ to be supported on a divisor of $Y$ ...
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Why do Kashiwara and Schapira require a base ring of finite global dimension?

In the book "Sheaves on Manifolds" by Kashiwara and Schapira, they work always with sheaves of $R$-modules, where $R$ is a ring of finite global dimension. Why do they do this, what care ...
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constructibility for pushforward

Let consider a quasicompact open $j:U\rightarrow\mathbb{A}^{\mathbb{N}}$ over a field $k$, Is there an example where $Rj_{*}\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}$ is not constructible, where $n$ is prime to the ...
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Nearby cycles and specialisation - properties

I am looking for reference for properties of nearby cycles - specifically, commutation with non-characteristic pull-back (good enough - commutation with pull-back to closed subvariety which is ...
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Epsilon factors - a la Beilinson - What is it?

I understand, to some extent, Tate's thesis. Could somebody explain perhaps what are the epsilon factors in Beilinson's works, such as "$\epsilon$-factors for Gauss-Manin determinants", or "...
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Continuity of constructible derived category

Let $X_0$ be a variety over $\mathbb F_q$. Denote by $X_n$ its basechange to $\mathbb F_{q^n}$ and let $X=\lim X_n$ be its basechange to the algebraic closure $\overline{\mathbb F}_q$. Let $D^b_c(X_n,...
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on a characterisation of the intersection complex

Let $X$ be an integral scheme of finite type over a field $k$ of dimension $d$ and $U$ an open dense smooth subscheme. Let $K\in D_{c}^{b}(X,\bar{\mathbb{Q}}_{l})$ be such that $K_{U}=\bar{\mathbb{Q}}...
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singular support of D-module smooth w.r.t. a stratification

(1) Suppose that $X$ is a smooth complex algebraic variety, stratified by some nice smooth stratification $S$. Let $M$ be a $D$-module on $X$, s.t. its shriek-pullback (or star... whatever is ...
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Purity and six operations?

The six operations $f_!,f^!,f_*,f^*,\otimes,\mathcal Hom$ have the property that they preserve estimates on weights in one direction. For $f_!,f^!,f_*,f^*$ I can see, that they don't preserve purity ...
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Constructible derived category and fundamental category

Introduction (may be skipped) Given a nice topological space $X$, the category of local systems (say over a field $k$) on it is equivalent to the category of representations of its fundamental ...
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