L. Šmejkal: Accepted into the Ph.D. program in Physics at the Charles University, Prague; advisor: T. Jungwirth (2013).

R. Gröger: Co-organized of a symposium "Plasticity of BCC metals". International Conference on Plasticity-2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2012) - jointly with Elizabeth Holm (Carnegie Mellon University) and Christopher Weinberger (Sandia National Laboratory).

R. Gröger: Otto Wichterle Award in Mathematics, Physics and Earth Sciences. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2010).