The Stacks project

Lemma 97.19.4. Let $f : \mathcal{X} \to \mathcal{Y}$ be a morphism of algebraic stacks. Let $x \in |\mathcal{X}|$ be a point. The following are equivalent

  1. for some morphism $x : \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(k) \to \mathcal{X}$ in the class of $x$ setting $y = f \circ x$ the map $G_ x \to G_ y$ of automorphism group algebraic spaces is an isomorphism, and

  2. for any morphism $x : \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(k) \to \mathcal{X}$ in the class of $x$ setting $y = f \circ x$ the map $G_ x \to G_ y$ of automorphism group algebraic spaces is an isomorphism.

Proof. This comes down to the fact that being an isomorphism is fpqc local on the target, see Descent on Spaces, Lemma 70.10.15. Namely, suppose that $k'/k$ is an extension of fields and denote $x' : \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(k') \to \mathcal{X}$ the composition and set $y' = f \circ x'$. Then the morphism $G_{x'} \to G_{y'}$ is the base change of $G_ x \to G_ y$ by $\mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(k') \to \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(k)$. Hence $G_ x \to G_ y$ is an isomorphism if and only if $G_{x'} \to G_{y'}$ is an isomorphism. Thus we see that the property propagates through the equivalence class if it holds for one. $\square$


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