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Spectral Covers

  title={Spectral Covers},
  author={Ron Y. Donagi},
Spectral curves arose historically out of the study of differential equations of Lax type. Following Hitchin’s work [H1], they have acquired a central role in understanding the moduli spaces of vector bundles and Higgs bundles on a curve. Simpson’s work [S] suggests a similar role for spectral covers S̃ of higher dimensional varieties S in moduli questions for bundles on S. The purpose of these notes is to combine and review various results about spectral covers, focusing on the decomposition… 
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