After being invited by his DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, to accompany him on a live raid on a methamphetamine lab, Walt has an encounter with one of his former students, Jesse Pinkman, whom he finds out is a meth dealer and manufacturer known by the alias "Captain Cook." Walt, who has decided to enter the illegal drug trade to develop a sufficient inheritance for his family before he succumbs to his cancer, blackmails Jesse into helping him enter the meth manufacturing business.Operating out of an RV in the desert, Walt uses his chemistry knowledge to cook remarkably potent methamphetamine The two attempt to sell their product to a drug distributor, "Krazy-8", who believes that Walt is an undercover cop and attempts to kill him.
Walter studied at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with Elliott Schwartz, where he proved himself a brilliant chemist with a specialty in X-ray crystallography .A business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly up. As the series progresses, Walter gradually becomes darker and takes on a more villainous role. Walter Hartwell "Walt" White Sr., also known by his clandestine pseudonym "Heisenberg", is the main protagonist of Breaking Bad.Walt resents Elliot and Gretchen for profiting from his work without crediting him.
Knowing nothing about the drug trade, he enlists the aid of his former student, Jesse Pinkman, to manufacture and, more importantly, sell his meth.
In 1985, Walt's groundbreaking research regarding photon radiography contributed to a project that was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, awarded jointly to Herbert A.