How does a lightning conductor protect a tall building? Name the scientist who invented the lightning conductor.

Lightening conductor is a device which is used to protect a tall building from lightening. Lightening conductor is made up of metal which is a good conductor of electricity. The lightening conductor is made of metal rod with a sharp pointed edge on the top. They are made of conductive material such as copper and aluminium. A metallic rod which is taller than the building is installed in the walls of the building during its construction. One end of the rod is kept out in the air and the other end is buried deep in the ground. The rod provides easy route for the transfer of electric charge to the ground. Lightening conductor was discovered by Benjamin Franklin.