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Caltech, formally known as the California Institute of Technology is a private research university in Pasadena, California. Notable students in the series included Elliott Schwartz, Walter White, Gretchen Schwartz, and Farley.


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As he is helping Jesse to scrub up the dissolved remains of Emilio Koyama, Walter White flashes back to his days as a graduate student. In Caltech's college classroom, Walt and Gretchen are analyzing the human body's chemical composition. After discovering that only 99 percent of the body's makeup is accounted for chemically, Walt muses that there has to be more to a human being than that. ("...and the Bag's in the River")


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  • Caltech was originally intended to physically appear in the Pilot (2005 script), in a scene where Walt visits a Mars rover exhibit, however since the the filming and setting both moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the equivalent scene in what would become the aired "Pilot" was replaced with Los Alamos National Laboratory.