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Applications of topological and diferentiable stacks

What are some examples of theorems about topology or differential geometry that have been proven using topological/differentiable stacks, or, some examples of proofs made easier by them? I'm well ...
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How difficult is Morse theory on stacks?

The title is a little tongue-in-cheek, since I have a very particular question, but I don't know how to condense it into a pithy title. If you have suggestions, let me know. Suppose I have a Lie ...
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What is the 2-category whose 0-objects are Lie algebroids?

Recall the notion of Lie algebroid (n Lab, Wikipedia). One motivation for studying Lie algebroids is that they are infinitesimal versions of Lie groupoids, and Lie groupoids present stacks. In ...
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Construction of the Lie functor: left vs. right invariant vector fields on Lie groups and Lie groupoids

When constructing the Lie algebra $L(G)$ of a Lie group $G$, one usually uses the identification of the tangent space $T_1 G$ with left invariant vector fields $\mathcal{V}^l(G)$ to construct the Lie ...
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Is every singular foliation induced by a Lie algebroid?

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold. A smooth distribution $D$ on $M$ is the union of a family $\{D_p \leq T_p M : p\in M\}$ of vector spaces such that there is a family $\mathcal C $ of smooth vector ...
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Differentiation of Lie $\infty$-groupoids

I've been trying to understand how to differentiate Lie $\infty$-groupoids to get a Lie $\infty$-algebroid. First of all, I will state the definitions that I'm assuming. A Lie $\infty$-groupoid is a ...
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Integrating representations of Lie algebroids

If $A \to M$ is a Lie algebroid over a smooth manifold $M$ then a representation of $A$ is a vector bundle $E \to M$ with a flat $A$-connection $$ \nabla : \Gamma(E) \to \Gamma(E\otimes A^*). $$ If $G$...
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Is there a “geometric” language that describes the equivalence groupoid of a foliated manifold?

Sitting on the couch in my office is a certain groupoid. It's waiting for me to say something to it. My problem is that I don't know its language. My question here is for some suggestions. Here, ...
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Internal equivalence implies weak equivalence for Frechet Lie groupoids?

It is a known theorem that an internal equivalence of Lie groupoids (finite dimensional manifolds!) - that is an equivalence in the 2-category of Lie groupoids, smooth functors and transformations - ...
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Compare three 2-categories of (Lie) groupoids

Lie groupoids are groupoids with smooth structures. There is a nature 2-category of Lie groupoids: Lie groupoids, smooth functors of Lie groupoids, smooth natural transformations of smooth functors. ...
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What is the relation between the holonomy groupoid of a foliation and the corresponding Haefliger groupoid?

Given a foliation, there is a holonomy groupoid and a classifying map to the Haefliger classifying space via the Haefliger groupid. What is the relation between these groupids?
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On Holonomy in (regular) Riemannian Foliations

Right now, I am trying to understanding the role of holonomy fields on Riemannian foliations, which lead me to the following (probably topological) groupoid: Let $\mathcal{F}\subset M$ be a ...
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KK-witnesses of Gysin maps between differentiable stacks

In 1982 Alain Connes gave the construction of a KK-element $f! \in KK(C(X), C(Y))$ that "witnesses" the fiber integration/Gysin/Umkehr/wrong-way map on topological $K$-theory along a K-orientable map ...
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Gluing together together differentiable stacks

I am trying to figure out the conditions under which you can glue together a collection of (differentiable) stacks by equivalences, and get a differentiable stack. More precisely, I have a collection ...
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unit element under map of stacks $B\mathcal{G}\rightarrow B\mathcal{H}$

Let $\mathcal{G}$ be a Lie groupoid. The target map $t:\mathcal{G}_1\rightarrow \mathcal{G}_0$ is a principal $\mathcal{G}$ bundle. This article Orbifolds as Stacks? by Eugene Lerman calls (in page $...
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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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In what sense bibundles are called as generalized morphisms

Definition : Let $\mathcal{G}$ and $\mathcal{H}$ be Lie groupoids. A bibundle from $\mathcal{G}$ to $\mathcal{H}$ is a manifold $P$ together with two maps $a_L:P\rightarrow \mathcal{G}_0,a_R:P\...
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Proper and etale groupoid is locally a translation groupoid

I am reading Orbifolds as Groupoids: an Introduction by Ieke Moerdijk. In page $8$ when explaining local charts, it says the following : Let $\mathcal{G}$ be a Lie groupoid. For an open set $U\...
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A-Paths as morphisms of Lie Algebroids $TI\longrightarrow A$?

In the paper Integrability of Lie Brackets Marius Crainic and Rui Fernandes describe obstructions to integrate a Lie algebroid to a Lie groupoid. The process of integration relies on the construction ...
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Is this groupoid a model for the derived fixed-point locus of the free loop space?

In this paper, John Baez and Urs Schreiber define (see Definition 2.16) a Lie groupoid (there called a '2-space') associated to any manifold $M$. In fact it is a bundle of Lie groups over $M$ thought ...
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Isotropy group of a Lie groupoid is a Lie group

I am trying to see that Isotropy group/object group/vertex group of a Lie groupoid is a Lie group. Let $\mathcal{G}$ be a Lie groupoid and $x$ be an object in $\mathcal{G}$ i.e., $x\in \mathcal{G}_0$...
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Lie Groupoid of a Transitive Lie algebroid

If A is an integrable and transitive Lie Algebroid, and G is a corresponding Lie groupoid, then: is G necessarily transitive too? I guess it is not generally true, but I wonder under which conditions ...
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Morita Equivalence of Lie groupoids

I am trying to understand what exactly is the Morita equivalence of Lie groupoids. I am reading Ieke Moerdijk’s notes Orbifolds as Groupoids. A homomorphism $\phi:\mathcal{H}\rightarrow \mathcal{G}...
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Properties of the induced map between inertia stacks

Let $\mathcal X$ and $\mathcal Y$ be (separated) Deligne-Mumford stacks. A morphism of stacks $f:\mathcal X \to \mathcal Y$ induces a morphism between inertia stacks $\tilde f:I\mathcal X \to I\...
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What are Lie groupoids intuitively?

I am trying to understand about Lie groupoids but not able to get feeling for what it actually is. So, question here is, What are Lie groupoids? How similar are they to Lie groups, Groupoids and ...
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Necessity/Motivation for generalised homomorpisms

I am reading Ieke Moerdijk's article "Orbifolds as Groupoids : an Introduction". In that notes author defines a notion of generalized map between Lie groupoids. Let $\mathcal{G}$ and $\mathcal{H}$...
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What are the possible symplectic structures on a given Lie groupoid?

Recall the definition of a symplectic groupoid. Roughly this is a Lie groupoid such that the object manifold is Poisson, and the arrow manifold is symplectic such that the symplectic form is ...
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Condition on a Lie groupoid to be represented by manifold/group or an action groupoid

Let $\mathcal{G}$ be a Lie groupoid. I am thinking of following questions. When do we know $\mathcal{G}$ is weakly/Morita equivalent to a Lie groupoid of the form $(G\rightrightarrows *)$ for some ...
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Action of a Lie groupoid on a Lie Algebroid?

Let $\pi:E\longrightarrow M$ be a vector bundle. Then we can associate a Lie groupoid $\mathsf{Gl}(E)\rightrightarrows M$ where $$\mathsf{Gl}(E):=\{E_x\stackrel{lin. isom.}{\longrightarrow} E_y: x, y\...
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Which makes Lie groupoids so nice?

This is a continuation of my previous question. A) Morphisms in (1') are basically internal anafunctors, their compositions heavily use (and only) pullback/limit. B) Bibundles in (2) are basically ...
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Fibered product of stacks comes from a Lie groupoid

I am adding some context here. I am reading Introduction to Differentiable Stacks by Gregory Ginot. In page no $7$, just before the remark $2.2$ he says the following. One shall be careful that ...
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Why is the base manifold of a Lie groupoid required to be second-countable?

I wonder why one requires that the base manifold of a Lie groupoid is second-countable?
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Yoneda Embedding and pull back

Given a manifold $M$ we have a geometric stack associated to it namely $\underline{M}$ whose objects are smooth maps to $M$. For the sake of consistency I am writing $BM$ for $\underline{M}$. Given a ...
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Composition of bibundles

I am reading Orbifolds as stacks? Given Lie groupoids $\mathcal{G}$ and $\mathcal{H}$ there is a notion of what is called a bibundle from $\mathcal{G}$ to $\mathcal{H}$ which is supposed to be a ...
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When are $k$-sectors of a Lie groupoid a manifold?

Let ${\mathcal{G} = \lbrace s,t:G_1 \to G_0 \rbrace}$ be a Lie groupoid. Define $$(\mathcal{G}^k)_0:=\lbrace (a_1,\dots,a_k) \in G_1^k\mid s(a_1)=t(a_1)=\dots=s(a_k)=t(a_k) \rbrace$$ (This is the ...
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Requirement for weak pullback to be a Lie groupoid (Moerdijk)

Let $\phi:\mathcal{G}\rightarrow \mathcal{K}$ and $\psi:\mathcal{H}\rightarrow \mathcal{K}$ be morphisms of Lie groupoids. Is it necessary for $\phi_1:\mathcal{G}_1\rightarrow \mathcal{H}_1, \...
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Idea behind definition of classifying space over an orbifold

Today I was explaining to some one the notion of $\mathcal{G}$ spaces, covering spaces over orbifolds from Orbifolds as Groupoids: an Introduction. Definition : Let $X$ be a locally compact ...
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adjoint representation of 2-Lie groups

Baez and Crans in their paper on Lie 2-algebras refer to adjoint representations of Lie 2-groups but don't say much, as far as I can tell, except to say that such a representation acts on a 2-Lie ...
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Why study orbifolds? [closed]

Question is as in the title. Why study orbifolds? I study orbifolds as locally compact Hausdorff spaces $X$ having an orbifold structure, i.e., there exists an orbifold groupoid (proper foliatio. ...
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Requirement that source and target maps are surjective submersions

Definition I am aware of for Lie groupoid is that (among other things) the source and target maps $s,t:\mathcal{G}_1\rightarrow \mathcal{G}_0$ are submersions. On page 9 of Du Li's thesis Higher ...
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étalé space of sheaves on a differentiable stack

If $F$ is a sheaf on a topological space $X$, the well-known étalé space contruction gives rise to a bundle $\Gamma F$ on $X$ such that $F$ is isomorphic to the sheaf of sections of $\Gamma F$. On ...
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Lie groupoid with non trivial automorphisms does not come from genuine space

This question came from comments of this question. Suppose $\mathcal{G}$ is a Lie groupoid, we consider the category $B\mathcal{G}$ whose objects are principal $\mathcal{G}$ bundles and morphisms are ...