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Extension of an orbifold structure from punctured balls to balls

Let $\hat{D} := D \backslash \{0\}$ be a ball in $R^n$ with the origin $\{0\}$ removed. Assume that $\hat{D}$ has a structure as an orbifold (may be distinct from its standard manifold structure). Is ...
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In what sense is an orbifold a DM stack?

My advisor mentioned in passing that orbifolds are Deligne-Mumford stacks, and I'd like to know in which sense this is true. The only reference I can find is this article (https://arxiv.org/abs/0806....
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About the construction of the associated complex vector bundle of an orbifold one

My question has to do with the general construction that associates to each complex orbifold vector bundle $\mathscr E\rightarrow\mathscr X$ over an orbifold Riemann surface, a complex vector bundle $...
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Almost free Lie group action

It's known that if a compact Lie group $G$ acts freely on a compact manifold $M$, then the orbit space $M/G$ is a manifold. If we only assume that $G$ acts almost freely (i.e. $G_x$ is finite for any $...
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Existence of orbifold vertex algebras – current status?

Let the finite group $G$ act on a vertex algebra $V$. It is expected that there are certain vector spaces $V_g$ (with the structure of $g$ twisted $V$ modules), with $V_1=V^G$, and $$V/G\ :=\ \...
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When is a compact orbifold Riemann surface a global quotient of a Riemann surface

While reading the paper Seifert Fibred Homology 3-Spheres and the Yang-Mills Equations on Riemann Surfaces with Marked points by M. Furuta and B. Steer, I stumbled upon the following statement: Any ...
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An orbifold atlas of linear charts

It is well-known that, if $M$ is a smooth manifold and $G$ is a finite group of diffeomorphisms of $M$, then for each $x\in M$ fixed by the action of $G$ there exists a coordinate system in which $G$ ...
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Higher homotopy groups of an orbifold

Given an orbifold $\mathcal{O}$, I have seen many ways to define the orbifold fundamental group: Thinking of $\mathcal{O}$ as a groupoid $\mathcal{G}$, $\pi_1^{orb}(\mathcal{O})$ can be defined as ...
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HNN-extension of the orbifold fundamental group

Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete subgroup of $\operatorname{PSL}_2(\mathbb{R})$. I know that $\mathbb{H}^2/\Gamma$ has an orbifold structure. Let $\gamma$ be a non-separating closed curve. If $\Gamma$ has ...
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Product of good orbifolds [closed]

Let $M,N$ be two (very)good orbifold,(i.e. (finitely)covered by a manifold). The local coordinate are given by $U/ \Gamma_M$ and $V/\Gamma_N$ Then the coordinate charts $U\times V/\Gamma_M\times\...
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Fundamental group of hyperbolic 2-orbifold

Suppose $\Gamma$ is a cocompact lattice of $PSL_2(\mathbb{R})$. Then $\mathbb{H}^2/\Gamma$ has a natural structure of orbifold. My questions are: What is $\pi_1(\mathbb{H}^2/\Gamma)$? What is $\pi_1^{...
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Configuration space of 4 points as an orbifold

Setup: Consider the braid group $B_n$. One way to define this is as the fundamental group of the unordered configuration space $UC_n(\mathbb{C}) = \{\{z_1,\dotsc,z_n\}\subset \mathbb{C} \mid z_i \not= ...
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Smooth rank one foliations with closed leaves

Let $F$ be a smooth rank one foliation on a manifold $M$. Suppose that all leaves of $F$ are compact (that is, circles). Then its leaf space (edit: when additional assumptions are taken) is an ...
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How to judge whether an orbifold is good

My own case comes from dynamic system on compact complex manifolds. To be precise, let $M$ be a compact complex 3-dimentional manifold, $W^c$ a holomorphic foliation of M with 1-dimentional uniformly ...
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Find an explicit quasi-smooth embedding $X_{38} \subset \mathbb P(5, 6, 8, 19)$

This question is not quite about research-level mathematics, so I apologize for bringing it here. I asked it in Math.SE first, but I got no answers, and only a suggestion to ask it here. Consider the ...
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Orbifold vs étale fundamental group of complex ball quotient

Let $X$ be a quotient of the complex ball by an arithmetic group. How does the orbifold fundamental group of the complex points of $X$ compare to the étale fundamental group of $X$?
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Metropolis-Hastings sampling as a group action

Suppose that you have a topological space $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$ accompanied a measure $\mu$ and you're running an iterative sampling algorithm like Metropolis-Hastings. To sample you choose a ...
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Condensed / pyknotic approach to orbifolds?

Does condensed / pyknotic mathematics afford an (yet!) another approach to orbifold theory? Let me admit up-front that I don't know much about either condensed / pyknotic mathematics or about orbifold ...
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Clarification about the process of naturally endowing a space with a Riemann orbifold structure supported on a sphere

I am having some difficulties understanding an argument in a proof. Here is an excerpt from Lyubich–Peters - Classification of invariant Fatou components for dissipative Henon maps, first geometric ...
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Absolute and relative tilings of the hyperbolic plane

In Conway's Symmetries of Things on p. 265 I found these two tilings of the hyperbolic plane with the same vertex configuration $(3.5.3.5.3)$ (resp. vertex figure, as Conway calls it). The ...
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A canonical map from a Euclidean cone-manifold $M^3$ to $\mathbb{E}^3/\mathrm{Hol}(M)$

Suppose we have a 3-dimensional Euclidean cone-manifold $M$—in my book that just means $M$ is a manifold whose geometry is constructed by gluing it out of Euclidean tetrahedra, with faces paired by ...
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Pseudoreflection groups in affine varieties

Suppose $\mathsf{k}$ is an algebraically closed field of zero characteristic. Chevalley-Shephard-Todd (C-S-T) Theorem in one of its equivalent versions is the following result: (C-S-T): Let $G$ be a ...
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Equivalence between integrals over a reduced space

Context: I have been trying to understand this paper from Y. Cho and K. Kim. More precisely, a specific argument in Lemma 2.2 where they say the ABBV localization formula on an integral over a ...
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About the orientation of index formula on orbifold

Let $X$ be a closed oriented orbifold with singularity $\Sigma X$. The singularity is defined as $$ \Sigma X=\{(x)|~x\in X,~G_x\neq1\}, $$ where $G_x$ is the isotropy group. For $u\in K_v(TX)$, as ...
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A fiber bundle of the Euclidean space over an orbifold

Consider a fiber bundle $p: F\hookrightarrow E \to B$, where $E$ and $F$ are smooth manifolds and $B$ is a smooth orbifold. More precisely, each point $b \in B$ has an orbifold chart $U=\tilde U/\...
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Quotient of Euclidean space with maximal volume growth

Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete subgroup of the isometry group of $\mathbb R^n$ and $O=\mathbb R^n/\Gamma$ is the orbifold. If there exists a point $p \in O$ such that $$ \lim_{r \to \infty}\frac{\text{...
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The Fock space in Costello's paper "Higher genus Gromov-Witten invariants as genus zero invariants of symmetric products"

Let $X$ be a smooth projective variety. In this Annals paper, Costello expressed the descendent genus $g$ Gromov-Witten (GW) invariants of $X$ in terms of genus zero GW invariants of the symmetric ...
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Berglund-Hübsch-Hori-Vafa mirror symmetry is a ring isomorphism?

Let $W = \sum_{i=1}^{m} a_i \prod_{j=1}^{n} x_j^{b_{ij}}$ be a homogeneous polynomial of degree $d$ in $n$ variables. I focus on the $m=n$ case (invertible polynomial in the Berglund-Hübsch ...
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Is a free and discrete group action on the plane a covering space action?

Let $\mathbb{R}^2$ be the plane, and let a group $G$ act on it with orientation preserving homeomorphisms, and assume that every orbit of $G$ is a discrete subset in $\mathbb{R}^2$ $G$ acts freely: ...
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Smooth sub-orbifolds in the language of stacks

In most geometric categories, "monomorphism" is too general to describe useful notions of "embedding". This is the case e.g. for schemes, complex manifolds, and differentiable manifolds. So "embedding"...
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What are orbifolds with corners?

What is the geometric definition of orbifolds with corners? Here “geometric" means that there is a definition in chapter 8 of the draft of Dominic Joyce's book D-manifolds and d-orbifolds: a theory of ...
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Geometry of the irrational torus

One of the motivations of diffeology is to study singular spaces such as the irrational torus. The irrational torus $T_α$ of slope $α∈R∖Q $ as a diffeological space is given by the quotient space $ R/(...
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What is the official definition of $\mathcal{M}_g$ as an orbifold, and how much can I ignore it?

There is a well-known description of $\mathcal{M}_g$ as $\mathcal{T}_g/\Gamma$ where $\mathcal{T}_g$ is the Teichmuller space and $\Gamma$ is the mapping class group. Teichmuller space is homeomorphic ...
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How does the $C^\ast$ algebra of an orbifold grupoid relate to the corresponding orbifold?

My question is in nature a bit vague but let me try to make it concrete. Given a Lie grupoid $G$ that is étale and proper (called an orbifold grupoid) we have an associated orbifold $X$; this is ...
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Geodesic representatives in the orbifold fundamental group

Does every element in the orbifold fundamental group $\pi_1^{orb}(X,x)$ of a closed hyperbolic 2-orbifold $X$ admit a unique geodesic arc representing it? Does every free homotopy class in $X$ admit ...
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Flat spherical orbifolds

What is known about existence and classification of flat spherical orbifolds?. Here I mean orbifolds that admit a flat Riemannian metric (Euclidean orbifolds) and whose underlying topological space (...
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Global symplectic reduction

Let $M$ be a symplectic manifold equipped with a hamiltonian action of a compact Lie group $G$ with moment map $\mu\colon M\to \mathfrak g^*$. Assume $c\in \mathfrak g^*$. Then the symplectic ...
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Does geometrization of Alexandrov 3-spaces follow from that of 3-orbifolds?

Galaz-Garcia and Guijarro proved the geometrization of closed (compact, boundaryless) Alexandrov 3-spaces. Part of the strategy was to use the so-called ramified double cover $\tilde{X}$ of the space $...
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If two group actions lead to the same orbifold, are they conjugate?

In The Geometry and Topology of Three-Manifolds, Thurston says: "In these examples, it was not hard to construct the quotient space from the group action. In order to go in the opposite direction, we ...
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Equivariant De Rham theorem for orbifolds

Recall that the "classical" equivariant De Rham theorem states that, for a compact Lie group $G$ acting on a compact smooth manifold $M$, $$H_G^*(M,\mathbb{R})\cong H^*(\Omega_G(M)),$$ where $H_G^*(M,\...
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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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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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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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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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Do regular points of an orbifold form a connected set?

First, a bit of background on orbifolds: Let $X$ be a connected (effective) orbifold. To every point $x \in X$, we associated a group $G_x$ called the isotropy group. The singular locus $\Sigma X$ is ...
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How singular is the metric on an orbifold

I am reading some stuff on orbifolds. I am particularly interested in the metrics on orbifolds. The famous example of one orbifold is the "American football", which is $\mathbb{S}^2$ quotient by the ...
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Can we perturb a surface away from an orbifold point?

Let $X$ be a smooth, compact, orbifold of dimension $4$, where the stabilisers are only allowed to be cyclic groups. Let $p \in X$ be an isolated orbifold point (i.e. the orbifold chart about $p$ ...
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Minimization of the volume of the image of space-filling convex polytopes under similarities

Suppose $A:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ is a similarity, given by $A(x) = \lambda Ox$, where $\lambda > 1$ and $O$ is an orthogonal matrix (i.e., $A$ is a particular loxodromic repelling ...
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Homotopy groups of smooth part of moduli space

Let $M_g$ be the moduli space of Riemann surfaces, as described for example in the book of Harris and Morrison - Moduli of curves. As a topological space, or better as orbifold, it has smooth points ...
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Is there a pair of pants decomposition analogue for orbifolds?

The pair of pants decomposition is a useful tool is surface theory. Is there an analogous decomposition for orbifolds? Thanks
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