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.Hauptman and Jerome Karle for outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures .Walt eventually devised an alternative chemical process utilizing methylamine, giving his product a distinctive blue color.
Walt then attempts to shoot himself but fails to remove the safety.
Back at the White Residence, Walt's first attempt at selling meth leaves him exhausted.
After graduate school, he cofounded the company Gray Matter Technologies with his friend Elliott Schwartz and his then-girlfriend Gretchen.
Walt abruptly left the company and sold his financial interest for $5,000.
He recalled being tested for Huntington's disease as a child.
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 .As the series progresses, Walter gradually becomes darker and takes on a more villainous role.Walt was once a promising chemist who, in graduate school, contributed research to a Nobel Prize-winning experiment.When Walter was young, his father's health rapidly deteriorated upon developing Huntington’s disease, and all the good memories that friends and family tried to implant in the boy’s head never supplanted the terrifying memory of visiting his father in the hospital just before his death .He remembers the twisted body, the empty eyes that didn't seem to focus on him, the terrible disinfectant smell of the hospital, and his breathing: Walter described it as “this rattling sound like if you were shaking an empty spray paint can—like there was nothing in him” .Walt eventually went on to become a chemistry teacher at JP Wynne High School where his son, Walter White Jr., also attends as a student.