This article and audio file from National Public Radio highlights the work of Manjul Bhargava, a professor at Princeton University. He is an expert in number theory and "a master of the tabla, a small Indian hand drum used to create music with rhythmic, precise patterns." In this article, Bhargava describes the mathematical and improvisational aspects of classical Indian music. The article is part of a Morning Edition series exploring the intersection of art and science. An audio file lets visitors listen to Bhargava playing the tabla.