Ample subvarieties and q-ample divisors

Ottem, John Christian (2012-03-20)


We introduce a notion of ampleness for subschemes of any codimension using the theory of q-ample line bundles. We also investigate certain geometric properties satisfied by ample subvarieties, e.g. the Lefschetz hyperplane theorems and numerical positivity. Using these properties, we also construct a counterexample to the converse of the Andreotti-Grauert vanishing theorem.