Adi Nusser grew up in Yaffa Village near Nazareth, Israel.
In 1992 he received his Ph.D. on "Dynamics of Gravitating Systems" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He then held post doctoral positions at UC Berkeley, the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK) and the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics ( Germany) before joining the physics department of the Technion in Haifa. He received the Gutwirth prize and the Harry Goldman award. He has held visiting professor positions at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK), Oxford University (UK), the Institute for Advanced Study ( Princeton), and the National Observatory of Japan.
Adi Nusser's major research interests are in the field of cosmology: large scale structure of the Universe, large scale motions of galaxies, intergalactic medium, and early galaxy formation.