In Breaking Bad Walter White uses the name Heisenberg in the meth business.

Why Heisenberg and not some made up name? Was it because the real Heisenberg was a scientific genius who used his knowledge for evil? (Werner Heisenberg worked on an atom bomb project for the Nazis. If he succeeded, then World War 2 would have had a very different outcome.) Is it a reference to some other aspect of Heisenberg?

If this is not mentioned in the TV series, then can you provide quotes from Vince Gilligan or other sources?



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